The spinning of the Herdwick wool proceeds apace. The bottleneck seems to be the blocking: after spinning I wind the singles on a pvc niddy-noddy, wash them in the sink, and leave the niddy on the back deck to dry. This leaves the yarn kink-free and ready for weaving. Unfortunately I spin yarn faster than it can dry. Solution: spin less, or get another niddy (Argh! The damn spell checker wants to write giddy when I want to write niddy. It seems to be untrainable. Least of my problems.).
Last night we attended a remarkable performance of J.S. Bach's Die Kunst der Fuga (The Art of the Fugue) by Daniel Pyle on the harpsichord at Furman's Daniel Recital Hall. It was part of a series sponsored by S.C. Bach. Here is a photo, taken during intermission, of the two-manual harpsichord played by Dr. Pyle.
Inevitably, the interweaving of the threadings of weave drafts, in techniques loosely grouped under the umbrella of Echo Weave, came to my mind during the concert. How closely music, mathematics, and weaving are intertwined (pun intended).
I told you this post is a hodgepodge. Bear with me. This morning on my walk I was greeted by the sun in very dramatic fashion. Sometimes we get lucky!
Finally, here is a book recommendation for you: Ron Rash's The Cove.