Spinning and the Tour de France








I’ve been spinning! I haven’t spun for ages and I’d quite forgotten what a wonderful process and meditation it can be. It’s the Tour de France as I’m sure you know and Ravelry always hosts the Tour de Fleece for all us cycling supporters at the same time. On Saturday, I found my spinning wheel, dusted it off, (it was so dusty) and started spinning up this beautiful Merino and silk fibre. I managed to get back into it quite quickly and I’m going to knit Jen a pair of mittens from this yarn. I just need to find a suitable pattern, if you know of any, let me know. Kye has expressed a keen interest in spinning and he’s asked me to teach him how. As I spun, he sat nearby watching how it all came together. He asked many questions and was working it all out in his mind, I loved observing his thirst for knowledge for this ancient art and I hope I can show him how to be a spinner. I think I must begin by reading him a good book like A New Coat for Anna or Pelle’s New Suit and then go on to washing and carding fibre and finally spinning. This is very exciting!

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8 Responses to Spinning and the Tour de France

  1. Clare July 7, 2014 at 9:32 pm #

    What beautiful spinning Linda. I love those colours.

    I must learn to spin. It is such a magical process.

    Tin Can Knits have a lovely mitt pattern that could work well for this yarn. I think it’s called Maize.

    Hope all is well in Joburg


    • Linda July 8, 2014 at 9:40 am #

      Hi Clare,
      Thanks so much!
      I love spinning, you will too:) Thanks so much for the pattern suggestion, I’ll go and have a look.
      Joburg is good, just freezing here today -1 degrees C!!
      Hope you are all well:)

  2. Lori July 7, 2014 at 9:46 pm #

    Your spun yarn is gorgeous! How great that your son is interested in spinning with you. My son and I spin together with drop spindles and really enjoy it. You’re right, it IS like a meditation…aloha, Lori

    • Linda July 8, 2014 at 9:41 am #

      Hi Lori,
      Thanks so much!
      How lovely that you and your son spin together!

  3. Kristina & Millie July 8, 2014 at 2:30 am #

    love the colors 🙂 Congrats on infecting another generation with the crafting bug!

    • Linda July 8, 2014 at 9:41 am #

      Thanks so much:)

  4. Barbara Szatkiewicz July 8, 2014 at 2:41 pm #

    Lovely yarn and your assistant is adorable.

    • Linda July 8, 2014 at 6:49 pm #

      Thanks Barbara:)

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