Thursday, December 21, 2006

Y is for Yarn


I spent most of yesterday and a bunch of today spinning up the rest of the Grafton Fibers batts I bought in the summer. It had been a long time since I'd done much spinning. The wheel was dusty and lonely. It's so grey, dismal, and rainy here I don't feel like doing anything these days. I just want to sit around and solve logic puzzles. While I was spinning yesterday, I got to thinking about how what would have been a virtuous woman's good day's work 150 or more years ago is now just considered a self-indulgent waste of time by some. In the age of bountiful and cheap ready-made clothing, it is now really extravagant to spin for a few hours on an dreary Wednesday. Especially when one's house is as messy as mine.

7 comments:

Bezzie said...

But then there are those today who wouldn't "get" that it was self-indulgent to spin.

Love that purple. I have some Peace Fleece that looks remarkably similar to that color.

turtlegirl76 said...

It is gorgeous. You should so be in the YPF ring.

Zonda said...

That is gorgeous! Lovely job on it!

Carol said...

That was day well spent! Gorgeous yarn!

Dipsy D. said...

My gosh, your spinning is absolutely amazing - this looks divine!!
Happy Holidays!

enallagma9 said...

Feel free to adopt my mom's philosophy: There is always something more worth doing than housework.

And that gorgeous yarn is definitely more worth doing than any housework I can think of.

Marji said...

it's very cliche - but no one will ever remember your for how clean your house was....you will be remembered for what you've created and given back to the world. Keep spinning, it's incredibly beautiful.