Saturday, January 9, 2010

#9 of 365 - Distaff Day


Today is the day that most fiber related business are celebrating Distaff Day or otherwise known as Roc Day. The actual date is January the 7th. Distaff Day is the day that the spinners would go back to work after the Twelve Days of Christmas. This is a photograph of me prepping fiber to spin on my Louet S15 wheel. It was taken last June in Gillette, Wyoming at the Wyoming Celtic Festival.


Those photo also features another one of my hats of which I have MANY!

5 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I had never heard of Distaff day. You continue to educate me!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Leslie said...

Glad to be of service!

Lynx said...

And now you can educate me further: what exactly is a lifeline when you are knitting? One would think that I would know all this after all these years of knitting, but I just learned about thrums yesterday! (I figured Diana might be getting tired of my always asking HER these questions, so today is your turn!)[grin]

Leslie said...

@Lynx.

A lifeline is of great use whilst knitting lace or any other heavily pattern project. It is a length of dental floss or other thin fiber run thru a row of stitching whilst knitting. If you find it necessary to frog a section of your pattern, you only need to go back to the line instead of trying to figure out where all the yarnovers are (you miss any either). If you are using interchangeable needles, you can thread the line thru a keyhole and knit it in. If not, you can thread it with a tapestry needle.

Nicola said...

You beaut! Great hat and costume too. I love those colours on you.