It’s that time once again! The Tour de France begins on Saturday and with it, the Tour de Fleece! It’s a fun concept – for every day that they “spin” on the Tour de France, we spin along on our spinning wheels and spindles.
This will be my third TdF and I’m looking forward to it. My local group has created Team Knitorious and we’ll be spinning together and cheering each other on. One big advantage to participating in TdF is that it spurs you on to daily practice of the craft, which builds skills really fast.
We’re holding a kickoff party tomorrow night and we’ll be spinning daily throughout the next few weeks, taking rest days when the Tour De France riders rest. I’m also hoping we may have a few new spinners from our group, those that have wanted to learn but put off doing so. This would be a great chance to get started and build skills quickly.
I spent a little time last night “warming up” by refreshing my spindle skills in case we have any spindle-spinning newbies who want to get started. I think most of my spinning will be done on this “bike” however:
So here’s to a month of challenge and fun!