This is the 2nd year I have participated in the Tour De Fleece, this year I have my first wheel, so it was especially exciting!
For a warm up I started with some pink roving and finished it up, details here.
Then on to the main spinning my purple Tennessee roving. Lovely, and lonely, it sat for about a year before I started on it.
I was able to spin it very fine (for me) and ply it. I’m so excited.
Now I come to the question of how to figure out how much yardage I have spun? Can anyone point me in the right direction to figure this out?
This is my Baktus scarf, made with my first TDF handspun, I didn’t expect to be able to wear it in July! It was 69 degrees this morning.
This gives you an idea of the total size. I think it will be very flexible to wear, as a scarf, I don’t think it is too long or bulky to tuck into your coat, yet warm. As a wrap it is great for movie theaters and cool restaurants, useful in any season. It was a very easy knit, and I will make it again. The original is made with sock yarn, Mr.. Puffy knitted hers with thicker yarn and gave me the idea.
I spun more during the Tour than I had planned on, this years tour has really motivated me, I’m getting to the point with my wheel that I feel confident with what I produce. Now I am reading Spin Control, I like this book, being a fairly new spinner, and it helped me answered the questions I was having about spinning different yarns , and made me under stand how to get the yarn I want.
May your needles fly as fast as dragonflies…