Spinning in Cowgirl Boots – The Tale of the Three Spinners

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Today I’m plying two strands of undyed polwarth wool and telling The Tale of The Three Spinners (Die drei Spinnerinnen). The wool is from last year’s Yellow Rose Fiber Fiesta in Sequin, Texas and the tale from from the Brothers Grimm. When I was buying it (the wool, not the fairy tale) I got swept up in the excitement of being at a fiber show and I did this: “I need 6 ounces of that polwarth. No 8 ounces. No ten!”

Now I have to spin up all ten ounces of it. This is me at my wheel. I look exactly like that.

The Sleeping Embroiderer by Gustave Courbet (1853)

Its taken me a week and a half to fill up two bobbins and that’s not all the wool. Its not even close actually. But it is enough to start plying. Since plying goes faster than spinning singles, it makes me feel more productive. I look forward to plying. I thought I’d use that spurt of enthusiasm and tell another tale.

There are many versions of this particular story in different languages. Mine is from Grimm’s Fairy Tales. I kept to the original story for the most part and only changed a few details to protect the innocent entertain myself. ¬†Enjoy!


Today is Memorial Day. That’s the day the we in the United States set aside to remember the more than 650,000 who went to war for our country and didn’t come back. Its also a day for BBQs, road trips, and lounging around the house playing with yarn. That’s okay. I believe that is want most of the Honored Dead would want; for us to enjoy our families, our prosperity, and our freedom. But I need to take a moment to say:

Thank-you for your sacrifice and may God take you and keep you in His loving arms.


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bev
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Amen!

knitsbyjenn
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..only lets me like like the one time…
stupid wordpress!

ceresandraste
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Love it! After a stupid rough day at work one of your tales was just what I needed!

knitsbyjenn
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Well good! I’m sorry you had a cruddy day though. You need some chocolate, some bad TV, and some yarn I think.

ceresandraste
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I cheated on my TARDIS blanket for a bit and started a spiral but don’t tell! Also Jimmy Johns and some gummy lifesavers.

horsearcher
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I love that story.
Fly the flag. Honor the war dead who gave their all so we could live free. Hoist a beer, burn meat and kiss the children.

knitsbyjenn
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Burn meat! lol That is a big Texas tradition. On any holiday or special occasion there are men outside burning meat!

sentjer
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Love it!

knitsbyjenn
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Good! I enjoy making those. It give me a chance to smart-off.

Jess~
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Yaaaas more stories~ I do want to attempt spinning once more (again)

knitsbyjenn
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All part of my evil plan to make everyone into a spinner!

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