Have you all heard of Star Athena's Tour de Fleece? It's an online spin-along that happens at the same time as the Tour de France. "The concept is simple, They spin, we spin. A real spinning themed spin-along." Sounds so cool, right?
So I decided yesterday that I need to "train" for this event. I so wish I had a Majacraft Suzie Pro that could be properly "christened" for this event but I don't so I will be using a drop spindle. I finally broke out my new Louet top whorl spindle that I bought last year during the Yarn Discovery Tour. It's SO much better than the student spindle I'd been using. Anyway, I started training last night and as of this afternoon I have this:
I am using some Punta wool from Highland Handmades. I just found out that Punta is a region in South America, not a type of sheep! Anyway, this colorway is called "Harbinger" and I love it! It's shades of red with a wee bit of purple and a teensy bit of palest pink. Isn't it spinning up nicely?
I read a blog post from Girl Meets Needle today and she was talking about pre-drafting some yarn that she's spinning for a shawl and I'm like oooooooh. So I did some pre-drafting but then I couldn't wait to spin. It's still a little lumpy, and the spots where I'm joining new fiber are a little awkward but it looks like yarn doesn't it! This is a refreshing change from spinning plain undyed fiber. I thought maybe I should save the pretty dyed stuff until I get more skilled at spinning but nevermind that foolishness! I've no clue what this lovely stuff will become once it's all spun up. Maybe a cowl or a hat or ... ?
So maybe I'll go pre-draft some more, or knit for a while. Either way I will be dreaming of the day when I have a spinning wheel of my very OWN!