TDF Finish Line

This years tour is over, and though I didn’t accomplish as much as I had hoped, I did make a small dent in my fiber stash.  In total, I spun 1,594 yards of yarn! Well, actually double that, because all the skeins are 2 ply!  I realized during the tour, that I really need to set aside more time for spinning. It is very relaxing & I just love the look of handspun & all the ways you can manipulate the fiber to have a different outcome.

 

 

 

tdf pile

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Just Keep Spinning

As most of you know, le Tour de France is going on through the 27th of this month. If you are a member of Ravelry & own a spinning wheel, it is also known as le Tour de Fleece.  It’s a challenge of sorts to see who can spin the most yarn. Most of us join in simply to challenge ourselves (and to empty our fibers bins).  I joined to try to get a jump start on handspun yarn I want to use for Christmas gift making this year. I haven’t gotten as far as I’d like to, but I still have a week to catch up.

My first braid spun, was dyed by me in my Coraline colorway.

coraline

 

Next, was a braid of Sim Slayer from Two If By Hand

sim slayer polwarth

 

Third was a braid of Cathedral from Frabjous Fibers.

cathedral

I have done a small fiber update in my shop for my fellow TDF spinners.

fiber collage

I also put up some new yarns…a sweater lot of a new colorway & a couple mini skein semi solid sets.

 

edward bloom luxe w

treadsoft rainbow