Tour de Fleece is over for 2015, and I actually met my goal! Even though it was only to spin for 15 minutes every single day, it’s the first time I’ve actually done it. Most days I spun between 45 minutes and 6 hours, but a couple of times it was only about 20 minutes. I got this done on the Trindles.
I FINALLY finished the Spotted Circus yarn. Got 1,170 yards of heavy lace/light fingering and holy shit it’s drapey and soft.
And because I had been spinning super fine short forward draw for so long, yesterday I broke out the Babydoll Southdown and spun long draw for about 90 minutes.
I used the Reeves Norwegian for the first time and holy shit she spins like an absolute dream.
Friday went up to Kellyville for Fiber Christmas in July. I think I was remarkably restrained, even though Jim doesn’t think so. I got one fleece, a gorgeous mostly black Shetland/Border Leicester cross. I wanted a Gotland cross too, but someone else got him first. Maybe next year I’ll be able to snag the one I wanted.
Got this interesting braid of Montadale. It’s considered a meat breed, but it looked interesting and was only $15. Even if I can’t stand it, who cares. It’s experience with another breed.
Got these four gorgeous shades of Jacob. It’s much softer than the other Jacob I’ve felt. I’ve got a couple of ideas on what I want to do, and with 4 ounces of each color I should be able to play as much as I want.
I think I’m almost done with the Ashworth Scarf. I’ve done 20 cable crosses, and I think I’m going to stop after 21. Or maybe 23. I almost always prefer an odd number of repeats, and the idea of using a prime number pleases me for some reason.
Until next week.