So normally I post about crazy knitting hijinks (yes, I am a crazy knitter). Today I turn my attention to crazy spinners (yep, I’m one of those too)!
So every summer there’s this little athletic event called the Tour de France, you may have heard of it? Well I don’t know exactly when it started, but thanks to Ravelry, a huge group of spinners (of yarn) get together each year for the Tour de Fleece – they spin (yarn) while the riders spin (bicycles). You set some goals, you start spinning, you watch the stages and away you go!
Being a new spinner I figured, what the heck? As usual I set the bar too low on my goal. I wanted to spin one “proper” skein of yarn (read: a skein that I could actually knit with). Behold, the results of my spinning Tour days 1 through 7:
The Fiber: Frabjous Fibers Blue-Faced Leicester, Colorway Moulin Rouge
The Stats: 4oz, Approx 220 yards, sport weight/light dk weight
I’m planning on spinning a few others bits of fiber I’ve got in this color range and ending up with (hopefully) 600ish yards for a handspun shawl!
And of course because I’m obsessed with seeing the transition from the fiber to the yarn: