Monday, July 9, 2012

TdF Day 9

One of the forums I belong to on Ravelry made Sunday a challenge day. We had a Fairy Tale, Folklore, and Fable theme. I spun close to 4 ounces in one day, that was challenge enough. I named my yarn Horse of a Different Color, because all good Tall Tales use this phrase.


Sunday, July 8, 2012

TdF Day 8

Didn't get much done today. I just finished the last few grams of my sweater singles for skein 1 of 8 and wound the plying ball.


Saturday, July 7, 2012

TdF Day 7

Remember that color blending experiment I did in March? I finally finished spinning the singles. I plied them and now I have 275 yards of purple progression lace weight yarn. I'm so impressed with myself. After the TdF is over I will do some more color blending!


Friday, July 6, 2012

TdF Day 6

Switched to some support spindling with Apprentice on Southdown from Southern Cross Fibre.  I'm rockin' the long draw!


Thursday, July 5, 2012

TdF Day 5

Got tired of Sea Glass, and also needed something portable as I was out all day. This is 1/2oz of Tossed Salad. I have a total of three braids of this. I spun the first one up a few months ago.


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

TdF Day 2

I didn't have much time to spin since I was working all day, but I did make some progress:


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Tour deFleece Day 1

Tour deFleece? Yes, Fleece not France. Who needs France when you have wool? No, really! It's an invention of some Ravelry folks who thought it would be fun to spin during the race. After all, what bikers do is spin.

Funny:  Larry saw a Groupon promotion for spinning classes and got all excited for me. Until he opened the link. Apparently stationary bike riders are called spinners.

Anyway, the TdF started, yesterday, June 30 and finishes on July 22. The purpose of this parallel spinning 'race' is to challenge yourself. So here are my challenges for this year:

1. Spindle spin a sweater lot of yarn-if I spin 1oz a day I will have 23 ounces, theoretically that is enough for a sweater for me.
2. Improve my longdraw-I will do this while improving my support spindle skills.
3. Improve my support spindle skills-spin supported for 15 minutes a day.

I will be (hopefully) posting pictures of my daily progress here. Since I will be spinning mostly in the evenings I will take and post my pictures the next day. So here is yesterday's spin:

About 1oz towards my sweater:


A half an ounce on a support spindle, still a new skill for me: