Friday, June 24, 2011

It's time for Tour de Fleece!!!

It's nearly time for the Tour de France, which means it's also nearly time for the Tour de Fleece!  This is an annual event where spinners (of yarn, that is) spin during each day of the Tour de France.  I've joined up with a few different teams already and am in the process of setting this year's TdFleece goals:

  1. Spin (and ply?) about 3oz of Corriedale wool top in the colorway "Seasick" from Hello Yarn fiber club (from February 2010)
  2. Spin (and ply?) about 4 oz of Merino in the colorway "Winning Colors" from Tuscan Grove 
  3. Spin (and ply?) about 4 oz of merino/bamboo from Fiber Optic Yarns
My "training" in the next several days will be to finish the last 2 oz of a very nice Tussah silk/merino blend that will eventually become a nice hand-knitted something as a gift for my boyfriend's mother.  Maybe a cowl, depending on yardage once it's all plied up. Here's a pic of what it looks like:

Tussah/merino singles 061811

But now, I'm going to get out of the house with my honey for a few mins, then settle in for some spinning and Dr. Who once we get home.


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