Saturday, March 19, 2011

Carding Fever

Snow gently falls this morning. Winter isn't finished with us yet.

Inside, warm and snug, I have been carding batts to sell at A Good Yarn. Now that St. John's is home to 20 new spinners, the demand for batts has increased and Jenny asked me to make some up for the shop.


It makes a lovely mess in the living room. Lucy even got into the act and carded up a few batts to spin for herself. I watched with a twinge of jealousy at her free spirited colour choices. She reminded me of all the rules I set up for myself in this whole process. Ancient art school baggage that appears when I least expect it.

Meanwhile, I have been trying to appreciate the spring snow in all its melty, muddy glory.


Even lingering art school prejudices can't spoil that.

4 comments:

Jan Morrison said...

Oh Robyn, just follow her down the path of non-conformity! That's what those darn kids are for.
I like your wool confusion picture - I'm facing that too....

Robyn said...

Hey Jan, I saw you were tackling lace....!!!! I will have to look up the pattern you mentioned if I ever decide to deviate from the only lace pattern I have ever been able to knit. Wool confusion is the best confusion!

Jessica Powers said...

...so, I might start spinning some time in the future...what's the difference between all the stages of prepped fibre? I don't understand batts, carded or not, from roving from bumps...help!

Newfoundland Fibre Artist said...

Might be 21 new spinners yet! :-) Still waiting for my parcel...shipped a couple of weeks ago....