So I decided to participate in the Tour de Fleece this year. I was trucking along at a pretty good pace. But then FAIL!
I completed a 4 oz braid of Into the Whirled fiber. Done. Good. Though a bit overplied.
Worked on the Loop Double Bump Madness again this year.
THOUGH WHY DID I THINK I COULD DO IT WITH SSK CHOPPING FIVE DAYS OFF TdF??!
I actually have completed the singles for the two Bumps. Some madness in my head said I could get them plied in time for SSK. *blink* Clearly, the heat fried my brain. *sigh*
I started plying Saturday night. Did about an hour and a half. Did 4-5 hours worth of plying Sunday. And it looks like I have completed about a 1/4th of the plying. *sigh*
I have a ton to get done before SSK. I have to finish making stitch markers. I have to wind yarn. I just learned late Sunday that I have homework for a class I am taking on Thursday. Yes. I can get it done on the plane. But I don't want to wait until the last minute as I need to get decent gauge. So I either need to bring multiple sets of needles or just cast it on before I leave.
Not to mention I have to work today & tomorrow. And I leave at dawn on Weds.. *sigh*
Yes. It was silly to try to do both. I think I have partially admitted in my mind that the Bump ain't gonna get plied for this year's TdF. But there is also a delusional part of me thinking I can somehow. *shakes head* Hopefully I will come to my senses.\
Mind you, it is one of those weird times when having vacation *didn't* help with the TdF. I think the last time I went to the Adirondacks during the TdF was pre-kids. And this year, we went up earlier in the summer because my Eldest got to go to a sleepaway camp. It was a great experience. But it also meant my youngest was solo for the first time ever up there.
So my husband & I tried to do things to keep him entertained. Which was good. But it means I didn't spin as much as I would have on if my Eldest had been there. I still may have spun more than I would have with a week of work. But with travel, I am not sure I wouldn't have spun more on a weekend at home.
I am happy I tried. And I am still going to see what I can get done. For one, I could really use the bobbins for SSK! *laugh*