Monday, July 22, 2013

Crossing the Tour de Fleece finish line

Well the last 3 weeks have been interesting.  Participating in the Tour de Fleece in 100+ degree weather, I did manage to commit to spinning every day required (there were 2 rest days at the beginning).  This was a good experience, and gave me the needed time and commitment to spend time on my wheel every day and practice, practice, practice.  I finished spinning and plying one whole yearling fleece and most of the fleece from my 2 year old ram.  Also did my first attempt at plying on some black fleece I had spun.

First batch of washed yarn 



and the rest now drying 


Now to find a project to knit or crochet with 255 yards of yarn.

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    1. Oh, THERE you are! Surely you produced more the 255 yards of yarn?

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  2. i cannot imagine handling fleece / spinning in 100 degree heat!

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  3. How about a blanket for those poor naked sheep? Just kidding, and looking good.

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  4. Please tell me you have air conditioning? Or hooked up blades to your wheel so it would fan you as you spin? Lol! The yarn is beautiful! Maybe a little shawlette/scarf?

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  5. Morning, wow, looking good....maybe a shawl would be nice, :) Francine.

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  6. That *does* seem like more than 255 yards. Are you sure you didn't count 2 yard skeins as 1 yard?

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  7. Wow that's a lot of yarn...how about a REALLY big afghan.

    Felicia

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  8. Spinning does seem like it should be more of a wintertime project! I love, love the colors! How about some bulky socks for this winter?

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  9. I love to have a framework like that because it always makes me feel so productive. Goals I set for myself are too easily set aside.

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  10. WOW! What does the fleece feel like? Would it make a blanket?

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