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.

Anonymous 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!!