Battvent Day 1 - the story of Melvin begins
Are your bobbins clean?? Ready for new spinning??? The first day of Battvent is here.
Do you know how you're going to spin your minis? I tried to design them so each one would flow into the next. My plan is to spin them long draw, over-the-fold and do a simple two-ply. At day 13 I'll switch to the second bobbin. My end goal with the yarn will be a loopy cowl, I think. Either a Foolproof or a Snake Skin. If you have suggestions of a favorite handspun neck accessory, please share it in the comments below. I love queuing new stuff!
Bill wrote a 6 part story to go along with the pieces of Battvent. (He also wrote the coordinating bits of natural history that you'll come across on a few of the days.) I think his simple story is charming and delightful. I may be biased, but I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Chapter 1. Melvin!
Melvin is a spirit of the woods. He lives in the woods, he works in the woods, he plays in the woods. This time of year, he had a lot of tasks helping the woods prepare for winter. Today, he was going out to visit his friends make sure that they had enough food to last through the long cold seaason. He was pretty sure that the squirrels were well stocked up on nuts, and his friend the bear was about to settle in to a deep slumber. For his first stop this morning, He thought he would leave a surprise present for his winged friends!