Tour de Fleece 2018

Okay, pau the nostalgia and sadness for awhile. It’s Tour de Fleece time.

Yep, it’s that time again, folks. That time of year where we handspinners attempt to try new spinning techniques or attempt to spin prodigious amounts of fiber into yarn. This year, I’m in the second category.For example:

I want to ply the singles on these two bobbins together. I’m in the middle of knitting a shawl with this colorway, and ran out of yarn, so I had to spin more. This is “Beargrass”, from Raven Ridge Fiber Arts, and it’s one of my favorite colorways.

While searching through my spinning basket, I found these two bobbins, which I’d totally forgotten about. They need plying, too. I’ll chain ply these ones to keep the colors separated.

I’m in the middle of spinning this luscious stuff, “Elfin Magic”, by FatCatKnits.

I was spinning this morning at the coffee shop when my battery pack quit on me. Argghhh.

Next, I’d like to be able to finish spinning this beautiful fiber from Sweet Grass Wool. It’s been languishing for quite awhile. It’s the “Papaya” colorway.

In all honesty, in the three weeks we have to challenge ourselves, I really don’t think I’ll be able to finish it all. But I can try!

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4 Responses to Tour de Fleece 2018

  1. Michelle says:

    And whether you finish it or not, you’ll enjoy it! 😉

    • Mokihana says:

      Absolutely I will! I’m so glad I’ve got my e-spinner… I couldn’t spin for as many hours on my Ladybug because of my knee.

  2. AFK says:

    You go, Moki-chan! Looking forward to seeing your results.

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