Aloha all and Happy 1st Day of Tour de Fleece!
This is my 2nd year participating in TdF, so I’ll be spinning wool for the next 21 days (resting on the same days as the cyclists) and seeing how much wool I can make into yarn.
Here’s a photo of my wheel and the wool I’m hoping to get through this year.
In total, it is just over a pound of wool to spin, and this is what I’ve done so far today:
More spinning to come! Here are the colors for weeks 23 – 26.
AVOCADO CHEESECAKE 2 in merino/silk roving and merino/bamboo lace yarn (new to the shoppe!)
COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF in mixed BFL roving and merino/cashmere/nylon fingering yarn
HYDRANGEAS in Sweet Grass Targhee roving and sparkle lace yarn
A new colorway, COOL JEWEL PLAID, was the outcome of me experimenting with kettle dyeing again. I dyed these skeins with ‘layering’ in mind, so started with one color in the dyebath, waited until that color was exhausted, then added the next color. This colorway is made with a blue base and green overlay in sparkle lace yarn and sw merino heavy fingering weight yarn.
Here are a few other kettle dyed colorways.
HAWAIIAN RED DIRT in Falkland British merino fingering yarn and sw merino lace yarn.
A new colorway, ICY BLUE, in sw light fingering weight (new to the shoppe, at 750 yds per skein!) and sw heavy fingering weight yarn.
And another new colorway, STRAWBERRIES WILD in sw BFL/nylon fingering yarn and merino/silk lace yarn.
MISTY GRAPE is another experimental colorway in corriedale cross roving.
I also made up some ‘mini’ batts.
MINI BATT Brown/Blue has a base of CVM Romeldale wool (washed and combed by me), with merino wool and banana fibers.
This MINI BATT is made from hand-dyed merino in blue, green and red/brown.
Lastly, here are a couple more ballet/pointe shoe bags in magenta and aqua-multi.
Happy Summer everyone!