Today is the last day of the Tour de Fleece. It won't be my last day of spinning though. I'm hooked! I really love spinning outdoors each day using my Electric Eel Wheel 6 (EEW6), so that will likely continue, at least in the mornings, all summer long.
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
The daily spinning for the Tour de Fleece continues. This 50/50 merino/tencel blend, hand dyed by Jude of Ewesful Creations, is on my EEW6 right now. I'm almost finished spinning the last of three 4 oz braids of it and then will likely get to the plying this afternoon.
Somehow I totally skipped posting these two completed spinning projects. Both are BFL hand dyed by Jude. 8 oz of the green, 4 oz of the yellow. I love the vibrant colours!
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Saturday, July 10, 2021
I've been lagging behind in photo updates of the ongoing spinning for the Tour de Fleece. As pledged, I have been spinning every day of the tour. This is what I've accomplished so far:
Sunday, June 27, 2021
The second day of the Tour de Fleece was quite productive. The family was hiding out from extremely hot temperatures by staying indoors in air conditioned comfort. I spun through a movie and then a long visit with family and got quite a bit done.
Even with central air conditioning running constantly it is 80°F (26.67°C) in our house this evening! I feel so sorry for those suffering through this extreme heat without air conditioning! We've only had it ourselves for the past few years.
Before the start of the Tour de Fleece yesterday I needed to clear my bobbins of another ongoing project. These two skeins are the result. They are 3 ply Superwash merino (of about a fingering weight I think) spun up from batts I made from mill ends I purchased years and years ago.
Saturday, June 26, 2021
I began the Tour de Fleece 2021 at 10am, spinning outdoors in the (hot) shade, but by noon I had to retreat indoors to air conditioned comfort. It's 40°C, (104°F) out there and will be getting hotter as the day progresses!
Friday, June 18, 2021
I'm stocking up for the 2021 "Tour de Fleece" which runs in conjunction with the Tour de France bike race from June 26th to July 18th.