She broke the rules by not doing much for drafting but I can’t expect that much out of a 2 year old. She is obsessed with the wheels and spindles. She likes to carry around a spindle and doesn’t want to hit anything with it, generally she wants to wrap it up with fiber or just hold it. The wheels, she pulls up a stool and treadles. She’s really good about getting it going in the correct direction (when she remembers which one that is).
She’s been begging for weeks to make yarn so I pulled out some pencil roving and sat next to her as she fed the wheel. I was amazed at how well she did. Now she has the bug. All the time it’s “Where’s MY wheel” and “I want to make yarn”. Already this morning she’s been at the wheel:
When I can’t sit with her to make yarn (I need to keep making sure the wheel is going in the right direction as she likes to stop often and feel the wool) she sits and treadles.