Tour de Fleece 2011

I’m in! I tried to participate last year but since I’m still a rookie and had other obligations I couldn’t really put in the effort. But now I’m going for it and I’m actually going to watch the tour the help me keep my focus on my spinning. I’ve bought two spindles and some more fiber since last year so I guess I have enough yarn to keep me busy.

I’m also planning on giving my wheel a nice cleaning and polishing! I guess it’s really long overdue.. the poor thing hadn’t been used for years and then I came along and expected it to teach me how to spin. It worked alright but it creaks and makes a lot of noise while working on it so I’ll have to fix that before the tour starts.

I’m also planning on working with my spindles. You may remember this little spidle spun wip:

Well I’m starting to run out of yarn and I still need to do a lot of knitting so it might be a good idea to spend some time spindling the chocolate wensleydale again. Another project was the handspun tomten for the BF, which he’s supposed to be wearing this winter, so I’ll better get some spinning done on that as well since it’s going to be a 4ply yarn.

At any rate, I’ll need to do a lot of (hand) carding before the tour if I want to be able to get a lot of work done so I’d best get crackin’.

In the mean time I felt the need to stash some more fiber, because you know, I might run out in the middle of the tour… so I ordered 300 grams of superfine merino and 100 grams of tussah silk from wol-uniek. I’m not sure what I want to do with it yet but I was thinking of a laceweight simple sweater  in a single color. Dyed after spinning in maybe a light pinkish color or maybe some nice deep yellow. I’m not sure yet but I was looking for something lightweight but comfortable so this might be it 🙂

I also found another bag of brown alpaca while moving my stuff! I don’t mean ‘another’ but I had lost my bag of brown alpaca and now I found it again! I’m not too happy with the quality tho, since there’s a lot of thick rough hairs in there but I think I can make it work somehow!

I’m really super excited about TdF this year and I hope I can get a lot of spinning done!

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