“Take to Spinning to Find Peace of Mind” ~ Mahatma Gandi
I posted this photo on Instagram earlier this morning and want to share that this is my favorite quote from Mahatma Gandhi. I feel this quote is very meaningful and I have taken it to heart. Every time I spin, I find peace. It’s my way to calm down after a stressful day, a way to unwind, a way to mediate and a way to contemplate life. Do you find peace in your spinning too ?
Now on to finished bobbins … shortly after I posted my photo at the beginning of my post, finished spinning my Cheviot from Quillen Fiber Arts. I love how this fiber spun up and I can’t wait to ply it. The colors are so yummy and I am anxious to see how my finished yarn will look after it has been plied. I have decided to ply using the center pull ball method. I have used this before, but it’s been a while.
If you’re interested in learning this method, here are links for tutorials that you might find helpful:
- Plying from a Center Pull Ball – Leigh’s Fiber Journal
- 3 Tips for Easier Plying from a Center Pull Ball – With Wool
- Plying Handspun Yarn From Two Ends of a Center Pull Ball – Treasure Goddess Yarn
- How to Make A Center Pull Plying Ball – Grace Shalom Hopkins
I have also finished plying my Oink Pigments Silky Fluff. For this spinning project I went with chain plying and love how it looks. I am hoping for decent yardage for a cowl or mitts.
20 wraps over 2″ – worsted weight
I hope your Sunday is relaxing and peaceful for you too!
Until next time ~ happy spinning!