Thursday, July 24, 2014

Still pedaling away on the Tour de Fleece

It's amazing how much progress you make when you just keep spinning!

I didn't have any specific goals for this year's TdF; I was just looking forward to the impetus to spin. I can only squeeze in a little discretionary activity each day, so if I'm knitting or riding, I'm not spinning. Well, riding is sidelined along with my horse right now, and the TdF gives me a reason to swap knitting needles for spinning tools for a few weeks. Add to that Brian's absence this week and the chance to go places with my DH, and I get bonus spinning time!

I've been reaching into my fiber stash without a lot of forethought, which has resulted in quite a variety of yarns. I don't think I've shared skein #4 with you yet – approximately 280 yards of two-ply from the hollyberry top.

Yesterday I Navajo-plyed the singles I started during the veterinary call on Monday. Look, Ma; camouflage yarn!

I'm really happy with this yarn, even though it is not "my" colors. Too bad there is only around 100 yards; so glad I have Ravelry to help me find the perfect project for it!

Last night I also finished plying the yarn on my Jenkins spindle:

Part of that was plyed in Rick's vet truck as we drove to and from Salem to see a man about a zebra . . . stay tuned for "Date Night: Veterinary Style"! ;-)

That's it for now from . . .


Nancy Kay said...

A Zebra? Isn't that a good looking animal? !!!

And I love the color of the hollyberry yarn you spun. Beautiful !!! The camo is an attractive combo of colors, too; it would be interesting to see how it looks when it's knit up.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Looks like you are making good progress for the TdF

Shine said...

Gorgeous spinning!!!

Mary Ann said...

Can't wait to hear the zebra story.. I bet it's a doozie! All three colors of your yarns look beautiful to me!

sewbeezy said...

Very pretty yarn! Love the zebra.