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!