Thursday, June 11, 2015

Spinning Yarn



We continue to look back at the days when people actually worked with their hands. This picture is from 1914, and it shows a couple that have just spun yarn, and they are now rolling it into a ball. They probably raised and sheared the sheep as well.

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  1. It just may be my imagination, but that fellow looks like he really could spin a yarn or two...

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  2. Oh I love this! I just bought the materials to learn to spin my own yarn ("people still do that?"). I love having that connection to the past. I'm trying to convince someone to let me raise sheep in the backyard but that's not working out so well....

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    1. Bethany, I wouldn't mind raising a few sheep myself. It *does* cut down on the grass mowing, but I will tell you from experience, once the droppings have gotten soft, dogs LOVE to roll in them, and the stench is worse than rotten potatoes. (And I didn't think that was possible.)

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  3. I'm just so taken with how happy they both look. Contented happy, not hyped-up happy.

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    1. They look as if they are still very much in love. He sees the beautiful bride her married and she can still see the handsome fellow who won her hand - and her heart.

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  4. They're not spinning yarn, it is already spun from fiber. He's holding the skein so she can wind it into a more usable ball for knitting or crocheting.

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