Out with the Old, In with the New!

First, the sheeps helped me close out the old year, by recycling the christmas tree



They like evergreens, and it makes their breath all fresh and piney 🙂

Then in order to get the new year off on the right foot, I brought out the other herd, my spinning wheels, for a cleaning and oiling.


Don’t they look swell, all shined up and ready for 2012’s challenges?

I also dug out the partial distaff that I got with Sophie (on the right), and found a branch out in the yard that might serve as the basket-type part on top. I’m going to work on drafting from the distaff and see if I can get the hang of it.

And lastly, I got a start on my next sweater project- the Chone/Spike Cobblestone


Still have 3 or 4 more skeins to go for this one, so I’ll be working at it from both ends for a bit-


Goal completion date: end of Feb.


    • sheepsclothing

      It’s a Pirtle wheel. What little I do know about it I learned from someone on Ravelry. The maker, Paul Pirtle produced them in the 70s. Somewhere in California, I think. It’s a bobbin-lead bulky spinner. Huge flyer/bobbin assembly.


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