Sunday, July 5, 2009

Tour de Fleece

Tour De Fleece

The Tour de Fleece started yesterday as did the Tour de France. Fiber spinners will be spinning along with the bicycle people with the sore butts. I aim to spin every day, rest when the riders rest, spin all the day as they head up the mountain. My personal goal for this Tour is to relearn spinning on a drop spindle.










If I get the hang of the drop spindle before the end of the Tour, I will continue to spin. It will be on my Louet wheel though, as I still have a lot to learn about it.

5 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I love that roving! WOW!
I never learned a drop spindle, but used to spin on a castle wheel and loved every minute of it. I miss the spinning wheel but there is only so much room for so much stuff......you know the story.
So when you're spinning, think of ME! ;)

Leslie said...

You wrote: So when you're spinning, think of ME! ;)

I write: Will do... I so understand the not enough room for everything, sigh...

Diana Troldahl said...

Spinning is also on my list of things to relearn. I got the basics down in the late '80s, when someone dear taught me on a pencil stick into an apple.

I have a drop spindle, and a little roving...

sapphireblue said...

I've never watched the tour. I love that spinning wheel. I'll leave that spinning to you, because I'm lazy and just like the finished product.

Leslie said...

The wheel is a lovely little thing for certain. I am still learning but closer than I was a month ago to producing a yarn I would want to use.