Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Tour de Fleece
I have never participated in Tour de Fleece - a stash busting event by spinners over the same time period as the Tour de France (in fact the Tour de France people got so worried about their image that I heard they actually sent a nastygram to the Ravelry people saying cease and desist - like who isn't going to be able to tell the difference???)
Anyhow, I took stock of my "stash" before we headed to Eugene & Black Sheep Gathering last month. No new stuff for me - I have MUCHO MUCHO stash - probably not as much as some - bur probably more than many - 6 or 7 large plastic tubs?
I didn't join any teams or anything but my Tour de Fleece goals for myself are:
#1 - spin at least one ounce of fiber a day - I have found that 2 ounces on each bobbin plies up to a FULL bobbin but I can generally fit it all on and then I have a 4 oz. skein with no breaks.
#2 - Keep a log of what I spin, how much the fiber cost, and how many yards I spun.
#3 - Spin nice enough yarn that our friends Donna & Tom will be comfortable offering it in their farm stand at the Bow Farmer's Market.-
So far I have three 4 ounce skeins - the third one is yellow & lime green - I'm calling it "Lemon/Lime Sorbet" - it's really pretty.
Well, It's late and I've got today's ounce yet to spin! I'd better get busy!!