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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tour de Fleece, Week One

This is only my second Tour de Fleece ... it's difficult for me to get into spinning when it's in the mid-90s outside!

My TdF goal is pretty small ... I just want to spin up some slubby, vm-filled roving I bought when I was too new to spinning to understand what to look for. Once/if that gets finished in time, I'll start in on the nice stuff, like alpaca and merino! I have a lot (a LOT) of fiber, plus a lot of already-spun fiber needing a project! It seems like for years I just accumulated the material and didn't actually do anything with it all! I figure I'll make a doggie mat with the substandard yarn I make from the slubby roving.

I'm currently massively destashing all my acrylic/part-acrylic yarn into cat mats. Once that is done, I'm going to work on some sort of massive project to use up a dozen or so skeins of sample yarn in various colors. Then I'll tackle the handspun. I want to get to the point where if I want to knit a project larger than a square, I'll have to actually go out and buy yarn. I don't want to be a hoarder any more.

In other news, my sunflowers are doing great...

A friend of mine and I went to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival last weekend. It featured Kenya and China.

While in D.C., we also visited the Botanic Gardens. It was a beautiful day to be out in our nation's capital. 

I'm not fat, I'm big-boned! (No, she's not preggers. Just fat.)

1 comment:

  1. Nice job on the spinning....especially when it's slubby and full of vm.

    I've only been to DC once... how cool to be so close that you can visit more often. :-)


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