So the wheels of the bikes are turning around France as the Tour de France enters its 3rd day, which means that spinners around the world are following and taking part in their own challenge ,the Tour de Fleece. This is really a personal challenge, learn a new technique, spin everyday, learn to use a drop spindle etc. The spinners teams are based on Ravelry and the entrants post their progress daily. I use this as a chance to spin a little each day, work on my techniques and use up some of the fleece that I have stashed away.
The big event started on Saturday, most spinners watch the racing as they spin but not me, no TV in the household so I just spin where ever I am. So the start of the race saw me at East Bridgford show, a Small village show outside Nottingham with my friend Nina and her family and her sheep.
We occasional breaks to wander round and we popped into the produce tent where Nina's husband had won first prize for his eggs.
The last photo is from the categories for floating flower heads in water? The flowers were beautiful and many of the displays very original.
AS it was also Armed Forces Day we were lucky enough to see a selection of planes fly past. I missed the large formation on its way back from flying over the celebrations in Nottingham, wasn't expecting to see It so didn't have the camera handy, but I did catch a couple of others later.
So for anyone following the TDF for spinners....day one spinning