There is one more milestone I reach in 2014. I’ve been spinning yarn for ten years this winter. I did a calculation a few weeks ago- I’ve hand spun approximately 250,000 yards of yarn. Mostly on my single treadle Louet and drop spindles. I probably have handpainted another 100,000 yards. That’s a lot of yarn. I can also relish in other craft related milestones of achievement- 30 years of sewing, 25+ years of knitting, 20+ years of embroidery and cross stitch.
So as I sit here and write this listening to Air Supply (the band)), I will remember this weekend I dyed 3500 yards of superwash and merino wool, and handspun another 300 yards of Border Leicester.
And I’m not done with yarn yet.