Clearing the Decks
Have you heard that the Tour de Fleece is right around the corner? The event is a world-wide spinalong that runs concurrently with the Tour de France.
Get it? Biking = Spinning? Like that killer class at the gym on the stationary bikes? Ouch.
The dates for those of you interested in spinning along are June 30 – July 22, 2012. You can join a team if you like in the Ravelry Group and be eligible for fun prizes. I joined the Rookies for my first year. Although I post more about spinning than you may have ever wanted to know – I’m still quite the rookie, learning something new with every project.
I finished spindling those Happily Ever After batts – one batt on each spindle, then plied them together. I finished with 300 yards of two-ply fingering weight yarn.
Things I learned:
I need to hold my fiber looser. I tend to clutch it, get sweaty hands and make clumps that are difficult to draft
If I ply a little looser, I get a softer, loftier yarn
I love bamboo! Must get more!
Now on to the fun of planning my project for the Tour. :rubbing hands together:
What are you spinning?
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