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The Daily Post Photo Challenge for the week of January 1

Most knitters, whether they’ve learned to spin their own fiber into yarn or not, will feel the urge to sit up and take notice whenever they spot one of these:

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I’ve no interest in learning to be a spinner, but when I saw this old wheel in the Folsom History Museum, I felt duty bound to take some pictures.

Spinning wheel

Because even though, these days, most yarn does not come from such a spinning wheel but rather from big industrial machines, those of us obsessed with the craft feel a firm connection to knitters in the past, who didn’t have the convenience of a quick trip to the local yarn shop or ordering online.  The ones who had to prepare the fleece and spin up their own wool before they could knit a pair of socks or a hat.

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