You may have heard of this year’s Tour de Fleece?
I initally intended to get through 24 ounces of fiber that came with my wheel as well as the stuffs on my two small Golding tsunami spindles. Well, as I neared the dates and realized I had waayyyy too much going on, I decided to spin up one of the spindles before the Tour and knock the 24 ounces down to 8. A more not-drive-me-so-crazy challenge.
So, here they are!
Well, I won’t bore you anymore than I already have with the detour I took from the gray monster or my obsessive fiber love for the Swiss Chard, lol. But…
I absolutely will bore you with photos of the finished gray monster and the sienna fluff!
The gray monster dried out in the sun today.
He’s a wiry thing, isn’t he? I still think I may wash him one more time because there was just SO much lanolin in this beast, it was ridiculous! Ordinarily, I like to knit with yarn that has retained some of that oil. But, after seeing that stuff come out into the water as I was setting the twist…um…yuck!! I think I will have to get some hand balm and call it a day, lol.
Now for this guy…
So innocent-looking, the little bugger. I finished spinning this today.
Then I moved it all to a bobbin just to make the plying go a little faster. I really wasn’t sure whether the cut off day was yesterday (July 21) and you had to be done for today or today and you had to be finished by the end of the day (of course, to make things more confusing, I’m not getting to write this post until something-in-the-morning on the 23rd…long day). But, I figured, whateva. As long as it was completed by the end of today, I would be a happy camper with another free spindle and two free wheels. YUM!
Look how huge the skein is next to the spindle. I love that.
That spindle looks so proud up there, doesn’t it?
Sigh…Two tours in one week!
I think I’m bushed!