and then we lived here
and now we in Parbold. We love it here. It's in the secret beautiful countryside of Lancashire, halfway up Parbold Hill, it's gorgeous.
The main difference with regards to spinning is that this house has a halogen cooker. It's thrown me a little, I can tell you because the way it heats the fibre is so different from anything I've been used to. And because of that, I have slightly felted quite a bit of merino fibre, I can tell you.
The upside of this is that I'm keeping it for myself to spin, which as I've said on many a blog, I really want to do with all the fibre I spin because a) I love it and b) I want to spin all the fibre I dye.
So this little lot I chose to keep for myself and spin which I was at the Medeival Fair in Ormskirk last week. I spun it thinly so I didn't have to think too much about wpi and if any children came along they could have a go at treadling the wheel and I could spin without too much worry.
I inteneded to keep it for myself in any case and so I've kept it as a single for experimenting. I'm really looking forward to finding a project that will suit it, any suggestions would be gratefully recieved.
I think I've mastered the old cooker now, but until I completely do, I'll be keeping all merino fibre to myself!