I suppose we all go a bit crazy, these Lockdown Days.
For me, it’s been about learning to ring in a Virtual Tower, thanks to Ringing Room. On Wednesdays and Thursdays I retreat to a quiet room, don the earbuds and ring; first with a basically Ilkley crowd on Wednesday and then with our own Kildwick mob on a Thursday. Some of the kids are doing better than me, I think!
Sara joins us for these. Because distance isn’t a problem, she can ring just as well from the Welsh Valleys as she could from next door.
During the rest of the week, passions for:
- Making things
- Inventing things
- Bell ringing
all come together with a ropewalk. I 3D printed a ropewalk “engine” and have been making bellropes! One of the requirements is a machine for winding sally wool – and I’ve made a start on documenting this whole process with that. Read it here, if you like.
I’ll write a bit about the actual rope making shortly…