Wednesday, February 26, 2014

winter rules

Today is February 26th. Winter still rules my word.

My phenological notebook informs me that in past years, the snowdrops and the skunk cabbage should be blooming. Not so, this year. I think of them under all this snow and ice that covers the riverrim. I look for the Symplocarpus on my walks to the post office. Symplocarpus is the only plant I know of that generates it own heat, enough to melt snow around it...but I don't see that happening yet. I do see more snow falling today.

I've finished spinning the bump I've been working on. I spun all of this using the in-hand technique, from distaff to spindle. It was a delightful experience.

Trouble is, I didn't take good notes of the fiber before I started. I'm afraid I don't know exactly what the fiber is. It might be "Korny" , a Shetland Sheep roving that arrived in a box from Cathy. Then again, it might not be.

The eventual use of these singles has yet to be determined. I am undecided as to if I should ply them.

Or not.


Valerie said...

wow, such lovely spinning! You've made good use of the enforced hibernation that came with this winter. You could go either way....ply or leave as singles. It is lovely yarn.

The only sign of spring here is that the birds have changed their tune....or there are tunes where there were none a few weeks ago. According to NOAA, we've had 78+" of snow this season with more on the way this week.

I've been hibernating under the looms!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You have accomplished quite a bit. It will be fun to see what you do with it. It is cold here too. We did have a warm up that melted all the snow but it got cold again. I have snowdrops and Witch hazel blooming. It is wonderful to see blooms even tho it is so darned cold. Hang in there. This too shall pass.

Anonymous said...

gorgeous yarn!
on this side of the globe it's on the contrary quite early spring this year.

Cathy said...

Think it's too funny you spun all that roving (I am pretty sure it's Sass - I had several pounds of it) and still wonder who the heck it's "mother" is.

Korny is mioget - and I am selfish with that... so I didn't share that much.

Love love love seeing your spinning, your whorls and your photos.

cindy said...

Love the spindles full of yarn. Were you thinking of using the singles as a weft in weaving?

I have been getting up to speed with Russian spindle spinning. It definitely involves a learning curve, but I can finally do better it now.

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