For today’s post, I’m joining Ginny over at Small Things for the Yarn Along! Join us there, or leave a link in the comments below, showing off what’s on your wheel this week!
I don’t know if you realized it, but the Tour de Fleece officially kicks off in 10 DAYS!! I can hardly stand it! So, of course, the logical thing to do is to break into a 4 ounce braid and start spinning lace weight singles… At any rate, it’ll be fun (I think?) and rather impressive if I can get this off the wheel by then. I don’t know why I’m always drawn to such crazy, unprovoked, time-crunched challenges. Anyhow, the fiber is my own, in the Dance Fever colorway, on 100% Merino and I love it! There are pops of hot pink, orange, yellow, and red throughout the fiber and it’s just plain fun. I’m hoping to be able to participate in my first craft show this fall, and want to get a few of my colorways spun up so they can get knit into “shop samples”. I think this would make for an awesome shawl!
In other news on the fiber front, something a bit disappointing:
This is the raw alpaca fleece I purchased from the wool market in Estes Park (and FYI: I had 5.2 ounces, not 3.5). This was very… well packaged; I didn’t notice a speck of vm (veggie matter– hay, grass, etc.) until I pulled all of the fiber out of its bag when getting ready to wash it. Needless to say, I was a little disappointed 😦 I’m just hoping that anything I can’t directly pick out by hand will come out with a few runs through the drum carder…
A few FOs perhaps?
Handspun… This is also in the Dance Fever colorway, on my BFL base.
That’s about it for me today! I’ve got lots of spinning to do, and I better get to it while Boy is snoozing and Things 1 and 2 are occupied with their fanciful imaginings. Are you spinning up any fun these days? Either way, happy crafting!