Our Ramble

Last weekend we went on a ramble to Harrisville, NH. It used to be a mill town where they spun yarn and wove fabric. Here is one of the old mills.

There are lots of mill ponds so that the water could flow through all the different mills to power the looms.

Here is the passage which allows the water to go underneath the mills to make the waterwheel work.

Tasha Tudor based her book, Corgiville Fair, on this town.

Helen got felting wool and I got a ball of yarn at the weaving store. I used a spool knitter to make a long cord.


Here is the result.

It was 57' and 9 1\4".

written by Lou

sarah haliwell  – (June 24, 2009 at 4:28 PM)  

What a beautiful place. And how great to see you in a photograph!! You look as lovely and peaceful and nice as I imagined you.

Dawn  – (June 24, 2009 at 5:48 PM)  

Lou, that looks like such a beautiful place to visit. I love making long cords like that with knitting wool. That was fun to see your pictures of the town that inspired Corgiville Fair.

Jessica  – (June 24, 2009 at 6:29 PM)  

That looks like the neatest town! I loved that Tasha book.

anthromama  – (June 24, 2009 at 11:43 PM)  

Thanks for the post, Lou! Sounds like a fun day. That's a loooong cord you made there.

Dawn  – (June 25, 2009 at 12:35 PM)  

What do you do with the long cords. My daughter has one of these knitter things, but what to do with it when you make it?

gardenmama  – (June 26, 2009 at 2:59 PM)  

I had no idea Tasha Tudor based her book on this town! Great information to know! Looks like you had a lovely visit : )

Angela  – (June 27, 2009 at 6:43 AM)  

What a gorgeous place. I love old towns like that as well. It looks like the two of you had a wonderful day!

Maribeth  – (June 27, 2009 at 7:38 PM)  

Yea Lou! I like your cord, very impressive.

Crescent Moon  – (June 28, 2009 at 8:37 AM)  

Could you go into any of those mills to see how they worked?
What a pretty town!

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