Wool Maker Lane

knitting, spinning and life with alpacas

Ní hé lá na gaoithe lá na scolb

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Basically this means don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today (lit. a windy day is not for thatching).  The sun was splitting the stones today and this afternoon I grabbed an hour in the sun with my lovely spinning wheel.

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I have now spun two and a half batts and I am hoping that another hour will get the three of them done and ready to be plied.

Bit of a mishap occurred during the night.  Naughty pussy cat, known as Blackie, got locked in the shed where the fleece is stored.

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She decided to sleep on one of the pillow cases and ‘do her business’ on top of another one.  I was far from impressed but calmed down somewhat when I took out the fleece and noticed that it was the part of Albie’s fleece which could be considered as ‘seconds’ or indeed ‘thirds’  .

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It has now been saved and I’ll use it for stuffing cushions or soft toys (after washing of course)…there’s a small project I have in mind but will need to put it on the long finger for the time being.

Author: woolmakerlane

I live in a small cottage in rural Ireland with my family. We care for two lively alpacas and two sedentary cats. I love all things "textile" but particularly knitting aran patterns and spinning my alpaca's wool.

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