Thursday, January 07, 2010
She layeth her hands to the spindle,
and her hands hold the distaff.
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.