Friday, July 11, 2008

Handspun Friday - Tour Update

Well another Friday and I don't have any new finished yarn to share, so I thought I'd do a quick post about where I am on the Tour de Fleece. I've been spinning a little bit everyday. I didn't get as much finished this week as I'd hoped. But hopefully I can catch up over the weekend.

Tuesday night we had a rain storm and lost power for an hour or so during prime spinning time and Wednesday night we went to the Stitch and Pitch at the Durham Bulls game. It was a lot of fun - but very little spinning got done that night. Last night was spinning night for the fiber guild I belong to, so I actually got the most done last night.

I have eight regular bobbins for my wheel; so that will let me spin each chunk of fiber into a single on separate bobbin and then worrying about plying. I have two large bobbins for the bulky/plying head of my wheel, so I'll use those to begin the plying. The bulky head is a little more work to treadle but I'd like to have all these singles spun up before I begin the plying.

I'm starting to question the total idea for this project. I hope it turns out as nice as it looks in my head!

10 comments:

bockstark.knits said...

I didn't read your post because gah, can't take my eyes off of that picture!!! Everything is sooo yummy!

Deb said...

It sure looks pretty in the picture - why don't you just make post cards!

Monika said...

At least you are spinning! I've not spun in over 2 weeks. It looks interesting what you have so far.

mom said...

Those colors are so vibrant and they work so well together that the project you have in your head has to be wonderful.
Glad to hear you finally got some rain!!

elizabeth said...

You've gotten a lot done! Looks great!

Julie said...

That picture would make a nice post card!

The fibers look gorgeous and I think it looks like you got quite a bit done.

Bezzie said...

So pretty! Yeah, I could never have done Tour De Fleece--I don't have enough bobbins!

Zonda said...

I agree! A great postcard! Gorgeous rovings, can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Such gorgeous colors!! Happy spinning this weekend!

Esoteric Knitter said...

They are so shiny and super pretty!