So I have decided to participate again this year in the Tour de Fleece. I really love it. And it motivates me to spin.
The dates are Saturday July 2 to Sunday July 24th, 2016. So you may see more posts here. Who knows. *laugh*
I won't get to participate in the tail end of it as I will be away at SSK. Given I am flying, I decided it was best to leave the wheel home. So I am borrowing one for classes. But I am will not have one with me. However, I am taking a week of vacation during the time of the TdF. So that allows for a whole lot of spinning time! So that should be great.
Here's what I hope to spin.
Time will tell if I get all that done...
I am participating in the same groups as last year with two exceptions.
I am sorry not to see Team Browncoats this year. *pout* But things happen. *smile* It was a small & chatty group which was nice. I really enjoyed having an excuse to watch Firefly again too. *smile*
Also Team Babe is not running this year either. It is a great team of people. I will miss them. But I also felt kinda guilty last year as I didn't use sweet Door at all. With my new-to-me Ladybug, the Lady Rue, joining me a little over a year ago, it was all about spinning on her. And I confess, other than possibly plying with Door, I suspect this year will be the same.
I keep wondering if I can find a smaller group to participate in as I really like them. And the groups I am in currently are all pretty large... Odd thing is I just looked! There is no Doctor Who or other tv stuff. There is a Team Jane which is for Jane Austen fan. Not a big enough fan to participate in that one. Huh... Kinda sad...
Teams I Joined:
Spin Your Stash
Into the Whirled
Loop & Into the Whirled are fiber specific groups.
I am aiming high with Loop this year & going for a Double Bump again. I don't know if I will succeed. But I have two beautiful Bumps that I think will look awesome together. I got one as a prize last year from Loop. And I kinda knew that it needed to pair with one I already had! It is Beautiful Nightmare & The Devil Made Me Do It.
Kinda washed them out a big with the light. Think the group pic is actually a bit better.
For Into the Whirled, I have a lot of their lovely fiber. It was hard to get it down to just one choice. So I have two. I think I am going to start with the 4 oz of the Vampires of Venice colorway in 50/50 Tibetan Yak & Merino. I bought this at MD S&W this year. It is gorgeous.
The funny part is I bought this and didn't take it out of the package. When I did... WOW!
I think it needs to be Navajo plied to keep the luscious colors intact.
My plan is to spin this first.
Then the Loop Double Bumps.
And if I have time, I want to spin the two 4 oz packages of 221B. It is beautiful stuff. Greys & purple. Mmm... I already knit socks from the colorway in their Kettle Dyed Sock Yarn & love the colors. The fiber is 85/15 Polwarth/Silk Blended Top. So the silk takes the color differently. It is lighter. But oh so lovely as well.
But I figure if I don't think I can get that done in time, I may just go stash diving! I have a massive fiber stash. *smile*
Hope this year rocks!