Friday, June 28, 2013

Thankfully, no helmet or Spandex required

Boy howdy; I got those cherries canned just in time! We transitioned from springtime to swampland overnight. Yesterday the temperatures climbed, turning the cool dampness to a veritable sauna. Today the temps climbed even more, rendering me an ineffective, hot, sticky mess. But not a stinky mess, thanks to this! (Warning: possibly TMI ahead.) I've finally found something aluminum-free that keeps the BO at bay and prevents my ruining clothes in one sweating setting. 'Nuff said.

Tomorrow the Tour de Fleece starts. Fortunately I'll just be spinning wool, not wearing it or pedaling a bicycle. I might even get to spin at the beach; ah, what a delicious thought! A group from church is going to caravan over together after potluck. Rick can't go because he's on call, but Brian and I just might – the forecast looks PERFECT!

Here are my goals, tools and teams for this year's TdF:
Browning's 2012 fleece and my HansenCrafts miniSpinner for
Teams Footloose, My Favorite Sheep, and Spin Your Stash
A 4 oz. bump of wool/alpaca and one of my spindles for
Teams Jenkins Turkish Spindles, Spin Your Stash, and Romi (Hill)

On your mark, at . . .


Tombstone Livestock said...

Thank goodness no spandex required, LOL, today's temp was 107, tomorrow is predicted to be 110 and 112 on Sunday.

Put misters out for the sheep and angoras for today, going to run buy couple more tomorrow a.m.

See ya on the tour.

Thirteen Sheep (Or More) said...

Spinning at the beach! That sounds wonderful. I will TdF in spirit. Haying starts today (I hope). We will be in the 90's the next several days. I'll spin a bit in the evening.
Love Browning's fleece.

Theresa said...

OMG, thank you for that link. I must have tried every natural product out there all with dismal results.
Hot as all get out here too. I want to find where they keep that big switch. :)
Have a wonderful Tour de Fleece!

Christine said...

Now wait just a minute. Doesn't the mini spinner count as "performance enhancing?"


Michelle said...

Not anymore than a multi-harness loom or a Featherweight Singer! ;-)

Michelle said...

I've been happily surprised, Theresa! Hope it works for you, too!

Michelle said...

We need to get hay, too; maybe Sunday. Ugh.

Michelle said...

I'll try to blow some cool coast air down your way today, Audrey!

Anonymous said...

I love that mini spinner... I've never seen one of those, well, being new to all this I guess there is a lot I haven't seen yet! :D
OMGosh, spandex is so not on the list of things I would wear! LOL! It is not as hot here in New Hampshire, yet, but we make up for it in humidity... it has to be at least 2000% humidity right now... you break into a sweat if you blink! :D Spinning at the beach sounds divine!
Have fun my friend...

Thistle Cove Farm said...

you're going to have your hands full but will have a lot of good to show for your efforts when finished. I wish you well, Michelle.