Tour de Fleece Wrap Up

What a ride! It was such a delight to get back to spinning and to also watch the first Welsh man to win the Yellow Jersey! Well done, Geraint Thomas!

I went in to this tour hoping to remind myself what I loved about spinning my own yarn and to spin up some things that I’ve had plans for. I was reminded about how much I love spinning, I was less successful at picking up projects I already had outlined plans for. I am so easily distracted. Especially when it comes to roving.

I started spinning some roving that I have been in the middle of for…a year. I can’t believe I didn’t spin anything the first half of 2018 and the last few months of 2017. It was a lovely blue, a tropical sea blue, with greens throughout.

The blues and greens of a tropical sea

This was then either spun, Andean style, back on itself or was plied with some natural brown Shetland wool.

And, then, instead starting in on one of the things I had a plan for, I picked up something that I’ve had for awhile that just looked so lovely, I couldn’t help myself. I’m happy with how it turned out, though.

This is the colorway Briar Rose from the Critter Ranch.

After that, I moved onto some mystery roving. I remember buying this fiber at the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival. The idea that they had this roving, all ready to go, the lone leftover or lost bit for a batch that was processed, just tickled me. Mystery fiber. Unknown cross breed. Sign me up. I didn’t have a plan for it when I started, but I do now. It is destined to be knit into something beautiful.


I didn’t finish the mystery fiber. In the last week, I switched it up and started on some goat wool that is dyed to be a gradient and seamlessly transition from one color into another. I have ideas for what I want to knit this up into.

The purples are killing me

All in all, I’m pretty proud of all the things I’ve spun this month. I have three new yarns and two in progress. I’d say this is a good tour.

Three recently spun yarns, two yarns on a bobbin, a cat and a cup of tea!

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