So, I crossed the finish line of the Tour, with three yarns, one short and fluffy, one firm and silky, and a spindle spun yarn.
As a reminder, here were my goals:
- To spin every day, for a minimum of 10 minutes
- To spin one yarn with a pattern in mind, which means being intentional about my spinning technique, yarn weight and trying to aim for specific lengths.
- To spin some silk successfully
- To spin at least one yarn:
-From the Fold
- To spin with intention, and make sure that no matter what I enjoy the activity
So I succeeded at a few things, I enjoyed all my spinning during the Tour, and I spun some silk on a spindle. I also spun most days, and I have learned how calming I find spinning and how helpful it can be at dealing with stress.
I have been much more successful in the week following the tour than I was during the whole tour. I spun some semi-woolen/long-draw singles, which I haven’t chain-plyed yet, also I have silk singles spun on my wheel, soon to be plyed.
I have even started my first art yarn, a corespun using crochet cotton and my Golding Ring Spindle to manage the core (something that was keeping me away from corespun yarns).
I look forward to next year’s Tour, but I have a hard time putting aside my knitting and crochet projects to spin, so I think I need to clear my calendar so I have a clear run at my spinning.