Tour De Fleece Progress – Days Three and Four

So, if you’re counting, you’ll bust me for not riding on Day Two because I totally spaced it off. (I blame the sangria from the kickoff party). I managed to spin on Day Three and got a bobbin or so. This is Blue-Faced Leicester, which I can no longer name without hearing my husband chant “B-F-L! B-F-L!” cheerleader style.

In any case, day three saw some progress, about a half-bobbin of BFL, spun on the Kromski Polonaise, which is a beautiful wheel but much fussier than my Ladybug.

Day 3 Progress - 1/2 bobbin of B-F-L!

Day 3 Progress – 1/2 bobbin of B-F-L!

Day four saw continued progress on the same fiber, this time filling the bobbin. There’s a bit left but this stuff is lovely for hand-spindling so I think I may go ahead and ply.

Here’s the day four output:

Same BFL, this time with a full bobbin.

Same BFL, this time with a full bobbin.

How about you? How’s your tour going? Have you fallen off your bike yet?

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Tour de Fleece Progress – Day One

So Team Knitorious had an awesome kickoff party last night. In addition to consuming a metric tonne of food and a sizable quantity of sangria, we also spun quite a lot of yarn and taught at least one new spinner. That’s my favorite part – I love to bring new people to the craft!

Here’s my progress from last night – a nice bobbin full of BFL singles. I love to spin this stuff, it’s lovely.

Not a bad output considering I also had a glass of white sangria in hand most of the night.

Not a bad output considering I also had a glass of white sangria in hand most of the night.

And, for fun, a few pics of the festivities. I love these folks, as my friend Jean likes to say, they are my tribe.

Our Jean manning the drum carder.

Our Jean manning the drum carder.

Brady spinning up a storm on his new Majacraft wheel. I have serious wheel envy now.

Brady spinning up a storm on his new Majacraft wheel. I have serious wheel envy now.

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Joy with a Turkish spindle. One of the best self-taught spinners I’ve ever met.

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Donna (left) on her Louet and Melissa (right), our brand-new spinner, with a drop spindle. She is an amazingly quick study.