Sunday, June 14, 2020

Make Like Dory

When I started spinning this Rambouillet fleece a few weeks ago, I was completely excited by it. After finishing the first three bobbins (which was my original objective), it was going so well that I thought I'd continue and just spin it all. After all, I was averaging a bobbin every two to three days, so how long would it take me to spin 11?

The answer would be not that long, but the assumption is that I wouldn't get really bored with it. And you know what they say about making assumptions. Though I still very much like spinning it, the same brown fiber over and over does get a little old, not to mention that my body is not as young as it used to me and my knees get angry with me if I do too much treadling. So I haven't done as much spinning in the past week, and as a consequence I'm not yet done with the sixth bobbin.

The important thing I'm trying to focus on here is that I'm more than halfway done. It would be great if I could finish all the singles by the end of the month. It would be super if I could then do the all the plying and be done with the fleece before the start of the Tour de Fleece (which I believe is occurring even though the Tour de France is not). If I don't, then I don't, but in the meantime, I will be like Dory and Just Keep Swimming -- or rather Spinning.


  1. That was my first thought when I saw the number 11!!! But you've got a hard deadline (even though those cyclists don't). My money's on you making it. Good luck!

  2. As soon as I saw your title combined with the picture, I started singing, "just keep spinning, just keep spinning." We are big Dory fans around here!!

    Good luck with your progress! It looks like a huge project - so in the tune of Dory's song, "just enjoy it, just enjoy it!"

    Have a great week!!

  3. You're going to love it when it's completed! Keep spinning, indeed.

  4. Just keep spinning, brown fiber isn't always grim! You can do it, and like Kym said, the reward at the end will be worth it.