Saturday, 5 July 2014

Tour de Fleece Day 1

I've been up in Derbyshire all week on a trip with the kids, and it has been hard to escape the preparations for the Tour de France. The very road that the hostel was on was part of the route, and yellow 'road closure' signs were in abundance. As we returned to Norfolk yesterday, it was fun seeing all the bunting (some of it knitted jerseys!) that decorated numerous towns and villages on the route. I bet it has been very exciting there today with some spectacular scenery as a backdrop to all the action.
I have made a start on this year's spinning. I am spinning with Team Briar Rose Fibers which is an offshoot of Team Superfleece (the team I have spun with previously) - a small, no-pressure group on Ravelry, organised by Chris of Briar Rose. As it's been quite a while since I did some serious spinning, I  decided to start off with some Blue Faced Leicester fibre which was dyed for me by Dana, a Ravelry friend. She gave it to me as part of a swap parcel last year.
Tour de Fleece 2014 day 1 (2)

Tour de Fleece 2014 day 1 (4)

My trusty spinning assistant, Flo, was on hand to lend a paw. I think she missed me while I was away last week and has been shadowing me since my return!

Tour de Fleece 2014 day 1 (9)

Tour de Fleece 2014 day 1 (10)

Tour de Fleece 2014 day 1 (14)

Tour de Fleece 2014 day 1 (15)

I'll carry on spinning this fibre tomorrow - I'm aiming for a 2-ply, fingering weight yarn ultimately. See you tomorrow for a report on day 2. xxx


Lynne said...

I love that Flo is sitting on your knees as you spin! Did she try and play with the yarn?

melissa said...

okay, i forgot all the words i was going to say once i saw flo sitting on your lap while you spun!
love it!!