Tuesday, November 16, 2010
And the lights go on again...
It's the longest power outage we've had since we moved here. Almost a whole 24 hours.
Yah, I know, 20 odd hours is not that long a time to go without power. But then again, it's not just the internet and the lighting that that vanish. Being without electricity means that we go without water. We're on a well, which requires a pump, which requires power.
I missed the internet too.
It was an adventure, but I managed to keep myself occupied.
As an early Christmas present, Dad put a table top on my Singer Sewing Base (found free by the side of the road). I thought I would test drive it and do some combing.
Beautiful soft Cotswold.
Some of it I spun up as novelty yarn (singles Boucle - already for sale at Knotty by Nature) and some of it I spun up as a high twist, true worsted single to use as warp.
I really like this about Cotswold wool; it is so versatile.
A Hand Combed Cotswold top sitting atop of a gtst sample of the English Leicester Boucle I spun up earlier.