Sunday, 30 June 2013

Tour de Fleece Day 1

This year's Tour has kind of crept up on me! I'm spinning for Team Superfleece again; it's a fun and friendly group of spinners on Ravelry. There's no pressure at all, so it's perfect for me. I'm starting off with this gorgeous braid of Wylie fibre - a mix of 60% Polwarth, 20% yak and 20% mulberry silk. It was February's fibre club offering from Marianne over at Fluff-n-Stuff. I love the colourway, it's called Be Mine. I'm trying to spin it as fine as I can with the aim of producing a laceweight yarn with enough yardage to knit this month's pattern from BareNakedKnitspot. It's a gorgeous crescent shaped shawl. I really like this shape and find it very wearable.
2013 stash  (6)

I started spinning this fibre about a month ago, but school reports and trips got in the way, and I only finished spinning half of it. You can see how it turned out in the last photo below. So I started the second half yesterday (Day 1). I haven't got very far, but aim to get more spinning done today. It's lovely and sunny here, so I might take the wheel out into the garden for some al fresco spinning. I'll be back later with a report on Day 2. xxx
Tour de Fleece 2013 day 1 001

Tour de Fleece 2013 day 1 002

Tour de Fleece 2013 day 1 003


Stitched Together said...

That looks delicious. Have fun spinning in the sun!

snoopydog said...

Great colour way! Have fun!x

Lynne said...

I love that colour! You couldn't help smiling at something made with such a bright and cheery shade.

knitting sandwich said...

oh i'm super behind on my blog reading, so you've probably finished spinning this up already!
love the color!
good luck with the tour!!