Sunday, July 22, 2012

Yellow Jersey

Today marks the completion of the 2012 Tour de Fleece. I'm wearing yellow today because I met my spinning goals: I spun every day of the Tour (including rest days), I spun down a good portion of my stash, and I got caught up on my Crown Mountain Farms fiber club shipments. Here's a look at what I completed over the last three weeks:

That's a total of 26.6 oz. and 4,902 yards (or 2.785 miles) of yarn spun in seven skeins. Four of them are from CMF, three fiber club shipments and a semisolid. The yarn to the far left is the last one I completed last night.

This was April's club shipment, Cheviot top in a colorway called Dune. I spun it into a three-ply fingering weight, ending up with 282 yards -- a bit disappointing considering my usual yardage at this weight. I didn't really enjoy the spin very much. The fiber is a bit coarse, and the finished yarn is on the rough side, so I have no clue what I will do with it. I do like the colorway better spun up than I liked it as fiber or singles, though.

The only thing I did not accomplish during the Tour that I was hoping to was to spin up the yarn for my  Ravellenic Games project. That was due, of course, to the unfortunate incident with the WooLee Winder. I'm working on the yarn now (and still not completely satisfied with how the WW is functioning), but I have backup yarn for my projects -- a skein of madelinetosh tosh lace in Fathom. I'll finish the handspun -- eventually.

I hope all of you who are spinners enjoyed this year's Tour de Fleece and met your own personal goals!


  1. That's amazing! And incidentally, my WW is giving me fits too. Very lopsided bobbins!

  2. wow, congrats! that is a lot of spinning.