Spinning Tuesdays: Spinning Away

Twice a year my spinning gang hits the road and goes to spin at a family cabin four hours north of where we live.

We spin and knit, watch movies and eat a lot. We relax and focus on a hobby we all love.

Last weekend we went. It was beautiful and sunny, we even spent some time spinning lakeside.

Lake view

With no work or family constraints I got a lot of spinning done – almost a pound of fiber. I spun randomly filling bobbins with what appealed to me at the time. Of course I brought three times as many projects than I could possibly accomplish.

A little Spunky Eclectic

The spinning part of my brain feels relaxed now and I feel reconnected to my spinning women.


Do you ever spin away?

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Jillian is the​ author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor​ of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts. She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing. Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com

8 thoughts on “Spinning Tuesdays: Spinning Away

  1. elizaduckie

    I was looking at the glorious lake picture on my iPad where, of course it looks extra glorious. First glance I was sure there was a lovely shawl in the foreground, “Gorgeous blue color! Wavy stitch?” I was vaguely musing. Well, I’m primarily a knitter after all. But since I’m also a spinner on second look I thought…”I don’t see any stitches, Hm. Lovely fiber? How did she get that to look as though it’s laying right on the water?” Then the light dawned. Yeah, duh! But then I was the person who drove a half a mile frantically looking for a place to turn around before it dawned on me the sign in front of a house said “Yard Sale” not “Yarn Sale”. Still, it was a nice thought! 😀

  2. Lori

    Actually I’m on vacation next week and will be visiting my best friend in Arkansas. When she was here a couple of weeks ago I sent my Lendrum, accessories and a bunch of fiber back with her. My plan is to spin at least part of each day, and I understand that her second floor deck is nicely shaded and has views across the valley to the lake. Looking forward to it.

  3. BreannaS

    Once a month about 10 amazing ladies get together at a friends house to spin, knit, crochet, hook, etc. and eat. we call it our three F’s Fiber, Food, and Friends.

  4. Carla

    I love the way the lake looks in that photo! It is great spinning/knitting outside, except for the bugs!

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