Friday, July 13, 2018

Fiber Arts Friday: Tour de Fleece 2018, part 2

As mentioned last week, I had already started this yarn.


As of Friday night I had completed 1 1/4 ounces.


10 ounces remain for the TdF.


Saturday, July 7th
Challnge#1 met... start the new bobbin going counter-clockwise.

Day 1

Sunday, July 8th

Day 2

Monday, July 9th

Thanks to allergies, I was awake way too early this morning... but I had nearly 90 minutes of dedicated spinning time.  Add to that a few shorter sessions throughout the day and I made a lot of progress today.

Day 3

Tuesday, July 10th

Day 4

Wednesday, July 11th

Day 5

Thursday, July 12th

Day 6

It's really nice having time to spin and I like being able to see progress every day.

 ~9 5/8oz to go.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Fiber Arts Friday: Tour de Fleece 2018, part 1

Good Morning Blogland!  Oh how I've missed you.

It's July, which means it's Tour de Fleece time!  I've joined up with Team Spinnin' Chiengora.

I prefer the smaller teams, I enjoyed this team a lot last time, and I'm in the midst of spinning a big bag of Tibetan Mastiff.



Gunnar to be exact. :-)


I promised a friend a pair of Gunnar mittens several years ago.  So I figure it's time to start making progress on that promise.  ;-)

My plan has been to use the Twined technique, which means I'm spinning this yarn backwards... counter-clockwise singles (S) and clockwise plies (Z).

This will be a 3-ply yarn and I hope to have it finished for the county fair at the end of the month.



Since the TdF begins tomorrow, I will likely spin more today, then cake this yarn and weigh the remaining bag before I start spinning for the TdF tomorrow.


I hope you're having a great day and Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Alpacamundo Monday: Happy New Year!

It's January 1st.

It's cold (+8F) and snowing.  It's winter.

The sun is also coming out and there were rainbows (snowbows?) on either side of the sun.


Just beautiful!

Happy New Year!