Saturday, June 29, 2013

Tour de Fleece

Today starts the Tour de Fleece.  It is modeled after the Tour de France that also kicks off today.  The idea behind Tour de Fleece, is to spin every day that the Tour de France rides and only take two days off as they do.

If you have been following the blog a bit, you will remember I have dabbled in Spindle spinning several times but never really followed through.  Oh, I have some fiber, but the bug only resurfaces when it gets close to camp and when the Tour de Fleece kicks off.

Now, I know that in my mind that spinning on a spindle for me is just not going to yield a whole lot of yarn, but it could be interesting to see a batt turn into something and it is portable.  Every once in a while I get the urge to check out the spinning wheels, but right now, the Yarn Room just will not hold another hobby.

The cool thing is I can participate in Tour de Fleece in a couple of ways.  If I want to spin every day, thereby getting better at the skills I can be a part of the Fiber Universe Tour de Fleece group over on Ravelry and one of my local yarn shops.  Erin even invited me to come spin with them and get help.  How cool could that be!

And I am already a part of the Tour de Fleece over on the Briar Rose Fibers group on Ravelry.  It is a loose Tour de Fleece as knitting can also be your spin of choice.  So, I am going to be a part of that one, and am pulling out my Eadon out of Abundance that I started last Winter for my project.  For the next month or so, I am going to knit on it everyday.  Who knows maybe by the end of the month I'll be closer to having a sweater I can actually wear this Fall/Winter.

And so it begins.

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