Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tour de Fleece 2013 Completed

Today was the final Day of TDF 2013. I participated for the first time and joined two teams; Three Waters Farm and Team Majacraft. It was great fun and if I wasn't totally hooked on spinning before I am now. I spun 24 ounces of natural brown BFL and 8 ounces of hand painted BFL in the Window Dressing color way. I am hoping to knit a sweater and wear it proudly to SAFF in October. I have a lot of baby knitting to do though as we are expecting a grand daughter in December! Tonight I will pull out my wips and determine if I want to finish them first before casting on anything new. The natural bfl will need to be plied but I am giving my spinning muscles a break. If only spinning were more aerobic!

Today was very odd indeed. We headed out at 1:30 to attend a funeral in Sanford that was scheduled for 4pm. At 1 and 1/2 hour we had made it less than 30 miles from our house. They had closed I-40 at exit 180. We didn't make it to the detour and were stuck at mile 176. We did a U-turn and got on Hwy 158. Smooth sailing for about five miles and then guess what? We got into the detoured traffic and sat for 30 minutes with no movement. By this time we texted our family and told them there was no way we would make it. We were literally all dressed up with nowhere to go. We turned around and headed back to Statesville, saw a movie and went out to eat. A very strange quasi-date.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

TDF - Day 18

Wow, I am hanging inn there, 3 more ounces today. only 5 more to go. The Tour ends on Sunday, I just might make it!

Monday, July 15, 2013

TDF 2013 - Day 17

I know I am ready spin a little less after the tour ends on Sunday. Even a little bit of sewing seems enticing at this moment. 24 ounces of 32 done!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

TDF Days 12 and 13

It is 11:06 pm and I just finished my two ounces for today. For a total of 18 ounces.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

TDF Day 11

Very little spinning today. I brought my wheel to Raleigh and spun one ounce in my hotel room. Real life and real job conspired to keep me from accomplishing much.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Day 10 - A Little Color

After 12 ounces of natural brown BFL it was time for a little color! 3 ounces today, one of natural BFL and 2 of Window Dressing in BFL.

A little pic of the great books I have read in the last two weeks and continued progress on my sock!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

TDF Day 9

Spun another ounce of BFL for a total of 11. Put the first 10 ounces on storage bobbins. The plan is to spin all the fiber then ply the singles by choosing the first + the last and so forth to hopefully have a more consistent 3 ply.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

TDF - Day 8

Another rainy summer day. At least the sun poked it's way out a few times. Busy day with all the chores I have been putting off, cleaning the bird feeders, grocery shopping and washing my car. Did spin two more ounces of BFL for a total of 10!

Friday, July 5, 2013

TDF 2013-Day 7

Up to 8 ounces of BFL now.

Another rainy day in NC, this Carolina Wren found a dry spot to nest, the propane tank.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

TDF-Day six

Very little spinning today, less than an ounce. A wonderful day at Rachel and Alan's celebrating the 4th with family and friends. Enjoyed it so much!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

TDF-Day five

Another rainy day and another couple of ounces of BFL. Today we went out to lunch and traveled to Pineville to Rainy Day Creations. This is a yarn shop on the southern side of Charlotte that has weaving and spinning supplies as well as knitting supplies. I bought 15 six inch bobbins. I plan to wind my singles off onto the bobbins. I do not want to ply until all the singles are spun. Also worked on the sock and the bobbin below is up to 5 ounces. Yee Haw!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

TDF-Day Four

Another rainy day. Another ounce of natural brown BFL.

I also cleared off my bobbins and put this pile of fluff...

onto these storage bobbins.

Day Three

In the life of every cyclist spinner there are the inevitable bumps in the road. Day job interferred with spinning. But we will carry on for another day.