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On the wheel, on the map

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We’ve been studying a lot about map reading and map making, and yesterday afternoon I brought out a huge sheet of posterboard and let the children create and label their own “treasure map”.  (Little Hen’s idea is to re-create the map in real-life in the backyard and then use their map to find the “treasure”.   Pretty clever idea, actually.

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My only concern is creating the “grape soda lake” they drew on the map…   😉

If the rain holds out, I think the girls will have a great time with their treasure hunt this afternoon.

I was feeling a bit under the weather, so while the kids worked on the map, we all listened to some Grimm’s Fairy Tales on book CD, and I had a chance to sit down and rest and work on the wheel.

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The roving is some Brown Sheep mill-end roving we dyed with leftover Easter egg dye (for instructions, see here.)  I’ll ply the singles and it’ll make a nice pastel sock yarn.

Here’s what I got done yesterday.  Not too shabby for my second attempt at using the wheel (after some serious practice with scrap roving), don’t you think?    I hope to get some more done later today as we listen to the rest of Grimm’s:

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2 Responses to "On the wheel, on the map"

  • We should get together and spin sometime. It’s been awhile since it did it, but I have my mom’s wheel and a TON of wool from her sheep. It’s a little harder to do than the roving, but you just have to go a bit slower. The stuff you spun up looks great!

  • Jeri,
    We should definitely get together to spin!! And I know it’s a trek, but we’ve got to have you guys over for dinner sometime!

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