On my original Blog Post I totally forgot to mention one of the most important things about BritSpin! It raises money for charity. (I have updated that post after it was published.)
It is both a spinning and charity event. The winning team gets to choose the charity that will benefit from the following year’s events. Last year’s winning team chose the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) as the charity, so this year participants are encouraged to donate at least £5 to the RNLI. They are hoping to raise £3,000 this year.
Day 1 (1st 24 hrs)
First up was the Border Leicester fibre from, our team sponsor, Doulton Border Leicester yarn. I dyed it, as covered in a previous post, and was aiming for a thick yarn for warm mittens. This is 134m of 3 ply, bulky weight.
I found out that last week Doulton’s had 8 of their lambs stolen. They operate a slaughter free business so you can imagine how devastated they are. Boo 2020, stop it with the bad news! I have bought a mini pink/purple set from them, purely in support you understand 😉
This was my day to concentrate on completing this year’s bingo card. 17 boxes with different things you needed to spin. So before I was dressed I was up playing with my blending board to create a gradient and it was pretty much full on all day.
Day 3 is about clocking up more distance and getting through the John Arbon rolags.
NB: I have received permission to use the BritSpin logo. Permission must be obtained to use it as it does not belong to BritSpin. Details for obtaining permission are on the BritSpin T&Cs page on Ravelry.