Only a few more days in the Tour de Fleece! Have a photo tour of my tour. First, the natural singles I spun so that I could ply them with this bobbin of yarn that had been sitting around foreeeeeeeeever. techmuse bought me a little sampler of naturally dyed wool some time ago, along with some natural local wool. I spun the colored puffs and I spun the natural wool, but ran out of natural wool first. I went and bought more natural wool of similar staple length, but then I sort of trailed off. Anyway, I spun the white, and plyed it with the green, and the red that is under it on this bobbin - and, as it turned out, a small amount of leftover yellow at the very bottom (which didn't make it into the photo).
The next item up was Spunky Eclectic club fiber, but I've lost the slip of paper that was in the bag describing the fiber and color name. I suspect it was BFL, but I don't know. It's pretty though.
I adopted a policy of heavy predrafting.
Next up - Spunky Eclectic mixed wool in colorway "Retreat"
This long staple wool is spinning up thinner than anything I've done before. I'll wait to celebrate until the ply though.
One bobbin down, working on number two.
I haven't managed to spin EVERY day on the tour but I've done my best and I'm pretty sure I've made up for the days I missed by spinning on the rest days. So far, though, I have been meeting my goal, which is to say, I have enjoyed my spinning. It helps that I am spinning along with the rest of Team Romi. The encouragement and advice are invaluable, and I've really been enjoying it. I might actually manage to keep spinning after the tour, at this rate!
I've made really slow progress on Terpischore Street, but I'm getting there.
I had originally planned to make a second one out of my dear friend Alison's merino/cashmere/nylon yarn in black iris, but I fell in love with the photos of the laceweight versions people were posting and even though I already had the MCN, I got some laceweight in the black iris. (Ali's shop is hard to resist!!)
These photos really don't do justice to the color of any of these yarns or projects - I'll try to get some real photos for next week.