Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel,
and the same law of progress makes the woman of today
a different woman from her grandmother.
[Susan B. Anthony]
If I could speak to Susan B., I’d say, “Ms. Anthony, women have so gained confidence in their worth and effectiveness that they dredged out those banished spinning wheels, dusted them off, fixed them up and have taken to spinning again.” There is a big difference between having to do something out of dire necessity, and doing the same thing simply for the joy of it. I knit simply for the joy of it, and am blessed that I’ve been invited to share my knowledge with other knitters at the 37th Annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival (Saturday May 1 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday 2, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 2010). Here is a quote from their website:
The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is sponsored by the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association, Inc., a non-profit organization. The Festival’s purpose is to educate the public about sheep and wool. The Festival is organized and conducted by volunteers from the sheep breeding and fiber arts communities.
In the next few posts, I plan to show photos from the workshop projects I’ve prepared for my classes:
- A-4: Non-Stop Heel
- A-8: Replaceable or Peasant Heel
- W-02: Gusset-heel Gansey Sock
- W-05: Child-sized Stranded Hat with Steek