pop goes the weasel!
you never know what will turn up at “show and tell”
a member of the Victoria guild brought this wonderful piece of equipment last week
what is it?
a clock reel or spinner’s weasel
generally 2 yards to a rotation, 40 turns equals 80 yards
when set correctly the mechanism makes a loud POP when the 40 turns are completed
the inspiration for the folk song “Pop goes the weasel”
the verse I remember from my childhood is;
A penny for a spool of thread
A penny for a needle -
That’s the way the money goes
Pop! goes the weasel.
…and working on my handspun stash
another scarf/shawl is finished
the fibres are silk, wool and a silk/cashmere blend
that led to even smaller amounts of yarn
good for weavette flowers
in preparation for November’s studio tour
the stash does not appear to be shrinking!