Thursday, December 28, 2006

Handspinners' Reminder


This is a reminder to all my handspinner-friends of Scottish or Viking descent to be sure to have empty bobbins and drop the drive-band off the spinning wheels on New Year's Eve.
For my non-handspinning friends I offer this explanation:
There is a Scottish/Norse fairy witch in charge of aiding handspinners with ability and skill in these matters. Her name is Gyre Carline. However, if she visits your home on New Year's Eve and finds unfinished work on you wheel(s) she will be kind enough to finish it for you, but she will curse you for the coming year for being lazy.
So, this is intended for those of us who eat black-eyed peas, herring, pork, light bayberry candles (burned to the socket will bring wealth, health and money to the pocket), etc., and do whatever we can to improve our chances and luck in the coming year.
While I am not really a superstitious sort, I believe I will not tempt Fate...so I will be leaving my wheels and bobbins empty this year...while I light my bayberry candles, if you please. ;)

Happy New Year!

3 comments:

Nancy K. said...

I'm going to drive into town and buy a BAYBERRY CANDLE!!!!!

Kathy L. said...

I've got two ready to go myself, Nancy! :)

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Okay, now I get what you referred to (should have gone blog-walking first!). And I DO try to eat black-eyed peas on New Year's Day (got that from my Texan step-dad), and I have some bayberry candles because I love the scent....