Lovely naturally dyed #plantfibres from @flora_fibres_yarn. The ones in the box are Bamboo/Rose/Mint rolags & a skein of Tencel. An extra birthday treat to myself. And the bottom one was a wonderful present from @bedcrafter and is mint. The Tencel and the mint are both dyed with red onion skins so it's really fascinating to see the difference in colour. I think they go beautifully together and my plan will be to spin them together in some way & then hopefully knit something for both me and @bedcrafter. I have warned her though it could be a long time coming! Need to improve my spinning skills before I start playing with the good stuff #spinningyarn#plantfiber#veganyarn#veganspinning#plantdyedyarn#yesilikegreen#whatisarolagbytheway
Getting in some sneaky spinning before I get dressed. @suzannekarnes this is the soybean, 2nd picture shows how floofy & fly away the fibre is. This is undyed and such a lovely golden colour. I tend to have a go then read instruction manuals. In this case, it occurred to me last night to see if there were any tips on not getting covered in fibre. Lo and behold, spinning from the fold, didn't know what it was, looked it up, tried it out this morning, soooo much better. I think the biggest advantage of the wheel over using the spindle for this fibre is that the fibre catches naturally and joins are not the utter hassle they were. #spinning#veganspinning#soybeanfibre#soysilkyarn#plantfiber#learning
It’s been a few days of spinning PRs. Friday I hit 430, killing my previous record of 419 on #peloton . This morning in @pandahamandah ’s class at @flywheelsports I hit 301 on a 45 minute class. This is only my third time going 300 or above. I wish I could see a breakdown by age group because I suspect I may be in the top 1-2. Competitive, but mostly with myself and needing to constantly outdo previous PRs.
My spinning workshop on the 20th Jan has a vegan lady so here are my test mini skeins l-r bamboo, soybean and stainless steel. In terms of a comparison to wool fibre I think the soybean has the nearest 'bite'. I have to say though, I disliked spinning all of them. Wool is the only way for me! #lovewool#handspun#veganspinning#vegan
I am so fortunate and grateful that I have access to @onepeloton bikes in my apartment’s fitness center. I don’t have to venture out in the freezing temps to get to a spin class. I took a class by @robinnyc last night and one by @mattwilpers this morning. With the muscle pull from my run on Saturday, I am happy that I can get my yayas put through spinning until it heals and I can jump back into training again.
Today I woke up in my new apartment and I had one of the best sleeps in a long time. I’m still buried under boxes and haven’t found my Vitamix yet so I got my sweat on in @alexrobfit ‘s @flywheelsports class and got a smoothie from @juiceshopsf . I am ready for a day of more unpaid finding my stuff. If I can’t take class with @pandahamandah then @alexrobfit is a good sub! #veganathlete#plantbasedathlete#veganspinning#spinning#healthyliving#newnewyorker