Thursday, January 07, 2010

Roc(k) Day

She layeth her hands to the spindle,
and her hands hold the distaff.
[Proverbs 31:19]

In many cultures, Roc(k) Day, January 7, was the day to return to work as the Christmas season (no work, all party) ended January 6. In the days of those who had to spin for clothing and linens, the girls/women were busily back at their wheels and the boys/men pulled pranks on them, teasing as the work season resumed, sooner for some than for others.

Oh, and in case you get a chance to see the Skacel "Addiction" ad on the back cover of "Verena" Winter 2010, the knitter is a fine friend of ours from Camp 2.0 in 2006, Dolores' roomie, Franklin. What a photo.


Joanne said...

Thanks for your lovely b-day wishes! About your cast-iron loom...would it be possible to do some reinforcements in the area of your house where you'd want to put it up? I don't know if that would work, but I've heard that reinforcing the floor joist supports can help support more weight. Don't know if that repair would cost more or less than a newer, lighter loom! Good luck!

yarn elf said...

Do like your history inserts, always good to learn new facts or information.

Loom and spinning would be nice to see again. You did nice work in hose areas as well.