Saturday, July 07, 2007

Tour de Fleece Opening Day!

I don't know about you, but I spun away today while watching the opening day time trial in London. I thought about all of us spinners, working along together with our collective pounds of different colors of fibers and blends.

We are spinning everything from lace to bulky. We are spinning various fibers too. Today, I spun 4 oz. of merino-targhee-rambouillet blend from Ronnie's Homespun, dyed by her nine year old grandson. I also spun some mill ends and mohair into a second skein when I wanted to spin more.

My neck hurts, my back hurts, I have a headache. I spun way too much and I am rusty. But it felt great! Today's lesson: I am reminded to have better posture at the wheel.

No pics here yet as I am still on the bobbin... but check out the awesome Craftsters who have already something to show. Also, in the Flickr pool we already have lots of inspiring action. I'm really proud of everyone showing up on the first day! Tomorrow: The road to Canterbury!

How about the rest of you? What are you spinning?

5 comments:

sopranospinner said...

Well, if I ever get to it, some silk from Spinderella, sheesh! It's been hard to get a chance to spin today. We had a sleepover last night and had to go to the pool this afternoon. Now I'm trying to get through enough work to reward myself, but I'll get there!

Jennifer said...

Well, my goal for the Tour is just to carve out a little time a day to spin. So with that thought, I was able to spin for 30 minutes yesterday. Right now, I'm trying to finish up the last 4 ounces or so of a hunter green wool roving. I'm hoping to have enough for a small shrug or vest project.

DebbieB said...

Yesterday I spun some 28/29 micron wool into fingering, and plied some Coopworth into heavy laceweight. Today I'm spinning some Falklands wool. Darn - using up stash... guess I'll have to order some more fiber. ;-)

dragon knitter said...

i'm spinning a pencil roving in domestic wool that i got from the R.O.O.T.S. convention that was sponsored by my local spinners & weavers guild. i ended up with fingering weight (i'm plying right now).i'll post my pics when it's done! (almost done! i've got 2 200yd skeins, and finishing up plying will probably get one more200 yd skein, maybe more! woohoo!)

sopranospinner said...

Working on the silk, but slowly. I will, in fact, be driving to Pomona on July 24th, so if your yarn needs a ride again, let me know!

Forms still have to be postmarked by this Thursday...