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Triad - Skeins

Done at last. Finished it up a few days ago and it's all washed and pretty. Spun and plied worsted on my wheel. I stripped down color sections for three of the bobbins to see what that would do. About 1148 yards, 15.5 oz, 2-ply, about 14 wpi.

Triad - Loose

Now, what to spin next.
starfallz: (spin)
I started off the Tour de Fleece with the grand plan of spinning up one 1 lb. braid of fiber. With that goal, I failed.

At the first, I felt I had plenty of time. I wanted to finish up a project that I had just barely started at Knitting Pirate's house. I spun a lot of merino that I had fed through a drum carder. Tore the bats into little hand size bits and spun them from the fold. The finished two-ply is really soft and snuggly. I look forward to knitting with it.

Green Merino - Loose
but I did keep on spinning )
starfallz: (spin)
Last year, I was involved with a spin-a-long with the Fricke community, so I took a pass, but this year I think I am going to compete in the Tour de Fleece. Just so you know what kind of loopy this is, the first guideline (guideline, not rule) is this:

Spin every day the Tour rides, if possible. Saturday July 3rd through Sunday July 25th. Days of rest: Monday July 12th, Wednesday July 21st. (Just like the actual tour)

So, that is my goal. I am also setting the goal to spin up the pound of corriedale I dyed at Yarnschool on my Fricke. I'm thinking a nice two-ply that would make a suitable sweater or vest.

The intended fiber:

I worry that I might finish it before the end, so I need to come up with something else just in case. Maybe this?

Woodsy Batts

Since I'll be doing some traveling, I think I need a spindle to take, just to keep up with the goal of spinning every day....

Laura's Pygoras - Yoda

AVFKW - 10% Chance of Rain II - Detail
Or this?

Of course, I'll need to be sipping some Le Tour de France just to keep in the spirit of things.

January 2011

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