Life after Work

Tour de Fleece – done!

Tour de Fleece 2008 Goal

My goal for the Tour de Fleece 2008 was to see if I could spin approx. 4 oz of merino superwash with a drop spindle while finishing as many other things as I could, and I succeeded! I mostly used my spindle on the way to and from work and occasionally at home or when an opportunity arose at other locations. I finished the singles on Thursday, took Friday off, and plied the whole thing, also on a drop spindle, yesterday. It took me most of the day and my shoulders are stiff now, but I’m elated! It should be about 380 yards. I didn’t know if I would have enough time, how it would turn out, etc. but I’m quite pleased. I also finished a knitted baby top with embroidery, did a lot of Navajo weaving, spun a 2oz of hemp single on my wheel also, and plied two skeins yarn, one wool, one hemp. Sadly, the hemp is way underplied and I didn’t notice that until I had it on the niddy noddy. Ack.

Update: Everyone who completed their goal gets to proudly display the yellow jersey badge! Yay!

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