Typically, I try to avoid naps, but...well, the thought is ever lovely, especially since today's been a bit overcast. As I was going about, making a "To Do" list for the day, and finding that I didn't have any major chores to do this morning, I pondered what I could do that would be more productive than sleep. My eyes drifted over to the bag of wool that was sitting on the edge of the living room. And the pieces clicked together. I needed to have a wool party. Meaning, I would spend a morning playing with wool and lovely fibers!
|Watching yarn be created is so fascinating!|
I love it!!!!!!!
|My setup: Unwashed wool, washed wool, and spindle!|
I'm a bit unconventional at times, and didn't want to use the methods proposed by the internet to wash wool (the methods ranged from using a special cleaner to dumping your wool in the washing machine). Noticing my wig box, I decided it would be perfect. And, while my wool soaked in sudsy water, I began to finish off my incomplete batch of brown yarn. I had to spin it together, to create two-play yarn that I can use for projects!
Spinning is a relaxing, fabulously epic activity, and it provides a wonderful chance to contemplate the wonders of marriage. Marriage, when God bonds together two individuals in a strong union, just as I spun together two cords to create a strong strand of two-ply yarn. Marriage is the building block of society, just as yarn is the foundation for weaving, knitting, and crocheting garments and fabrics. Even the most lumpy yarn (and I'm not a perfectionist by any means, I create some very lumpy and irregular yarn!) can be used to make lovely scarves. Even the most crazy marriages can be healed by God and be used to create more beauty and love in the world.
|A spindle of finished, strong, two-ply yarn!|