More Tour de Fleece this week. :-)
Friday, July 5 - Holiday from the Day Job
Today I had a real, honest-to-goodness day off. We slept in. I leisurely goofed around on Facebook and Ravelry for a while. We did some chores around the house but I did not have to be anywhere or do anything for anyone today. It's been a long time since that happened.
I got word of a bear in a tree nearby so I went to check him out. It was a young black bear they think had been spooked by the fireworks. Parks and Wildlife was on site. They had the area taped off. He was snoozing while I was there but came down on his own sometime in the night.
After a great day off, I only really spent about 10 minutes spinning,
Saturday, July 6
A trip to the Farmer's Market had me spinning on my very first supported spindle. No photos, but a lady we met there was spinning a beautiful wool-silk blend for an eventual sock yarn and let me try a little. :-)
Then we had a day trip with a couple hours in the car, so I spun a Romney Lamb/Alpaca blend while Hubba drove. This is my first time using my new, super-light spindle. It was all park-n-draft in the car, but I will get some more time while traveling later this week.
I'm afraid this is my alpaca for the Tour. I don't have any other prepared alpaca and the only other camelids I have in roving form is llama.
Sunday, July 7
I started the morning with about 15 minutes of spinning cotton today. It really is a lovely way to begin the day. :-)
Monday, July 8 - Rest Day
I spun for about 15 minutes today to make up for not spinning on Day 1.
Tuesday, July 9 - Traveling
Travelling today for the Day Job. It was such a long day but I was able to have dinner with some friends. So I spun maybe 10 inches of the Romney Lamb/Alpaca blend. Not a lot, but it counts. :-)
Wednesday, July 10 - Traveling
Another incredibly long day. I spun at the MSP airport while waiting for a delayed flight. A bunch of passengers were upset about the delays, so there were a couple of Police Officers hanging around. It seems people have forgotten about the "benefits" our modern Hub-and-Spoke air travel system. :-/
Weather on the East Coast caused Air Traffic Control to hold flights in Chicago. Our plane was coming from Chicago. So while Southwest Airlines does not use a Hub-and-Spoke system, they do use Hub airports and are therefore affected by the traffic backups in the Hub-and-Spoke systems.
Then I spun while waiting at the DEN airport for the shuttle to my part of the state.
I did not spin on the plane because I was in the middle seat and didn't think it would be kind to elbow both of my seat-mates for two hours. I also did not spin on the van because it was way too dark and frankly, by then the only thing I could think about was how anxious I was to see my pillow.
Hubba and the dogs gave me a great welcome home. I'm pretty sure they love me. :-)
Thursday, July 11
After the late night, I was able to sleep in a little and spun for about 15 minutes while making coffee before logging on for my first meeting.
I am no longer down a day and I have spun an alpaca blend. So I'm feeling pretty good about my Tour de Fleece goals so far. :-)
But last week I spun 1/2 ounce of cotton, this week 1/4 ounce of cotton. Only 4 3/4 ounces to go. Yes, there was other fiber involved this week, but I don't think I will finish this wad of cotton before the Tour is over in about 10 days. ;-)
Happy Fiber Arts Friday.