Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tour de Fleece - finish!

Phew! I made it!  I managed to get a couple more yarns spun up in the last week of TdF.

A BFL merino blend, plied with a merino silk blend.

A merino and pulled sari silk blend, spun and plied on a spindle!


The big finish pic!  

I haven't managed to measure or weight more than two of them, but I would doubt I'm sitting at around 900-1000 plied yards... I'm impressed with how productive I can be in the middle of summer, while carting the kids about to activities and lessons! 

Happily Spinning,
~Kara

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Tour de Fleece week 2.

Day's 7-14 have not been as prolific as days 1-6, but I've been spinning pretty much every day anyway!

This one is my Fibery Goodness Beta Bobbin Challenge yarn!  I've got buttons (not fibre), they are blue (part of the challenge), leather bows I cut from a piece of leather (which I found at the thrift store for 25¢!).  All of which are parts of the challenge!  I think it turned out nicely!

Miss Jos and I were cleaning up The Shed-io, and she made a batt in the process. I spun this one up over 2 days

Once the Shed-io was straightened out, I made a couple of these batts, and then....

I spun them up (well, some of them) at the Saskatchewan Handcraft Festival!


Happily Spinning,
~Kara

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Tour de Fleece! 2016!

Every June we spinners spin along with the cyclists spinning their wheels through France, racing in the Tour de France.  Many spinners watch the races while they spin, but I'm not one of those people.  I generally watch something on Netflix or Shomi, or listen to an audiobook while I spin.  I've managed to spin up 2 yarns in the past 8 days.  One, a 3 ply, the other a 2 ply, both around the 8-10oz weight wise.  I've yet to measure or officially weigh them, but there's lots there!

This is a 3 ply merino, three colours plied together.

This is a Coopworth Corriedale blend, with some pulled sari silk mixed in for texture.

I've got another yarn currently being plied, and I'm hoping to have a 4th yarn finished by mid week!  In a way, I wish there was Tour de Fleece every month... It sure ups my productivity!

Happily Spinning,

Kara