Thursday, February 23, 2012

Spinning Spaghetti

While whipping up a batch of homemade spaghetti last night, it occurred to me that pasta making is a lot like spinning.

You take flour, eggs, salt, and water (the raw fiber) and process it to form the dough (the roving, sliver, rolag..) and then you "spin" it into different weights and thicknesses by way of pressing it and cutting it. 

Then, you have to allow it to hang while waiting for your water to boil...much akin to the soaking and hanging to dry freshly spun yarn while you search for a pattern.

It's true...I can turn just about any topic to a fiber reference!


  1. I've never made pasta by hand, but now I can visualize it.

    1. The taste difference is unbelievable!

  2. But why, Dina, is it easy to make pasta from scratch but I can't spin roving to save my life??? *whine*

    Yum.. spaghetti! :)

  3. I am totally impressed by the homemade pasta and yarn comparison. Now I must add "spinning wheel" AND "pasta maker" to my Santa list.



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