The Tour de Fleece ended yesterday. And I wore my [figurative] yellow jersey — I won, I accomplished my goals and then some!
What I made since the last update
I’ve been busy!
After all those long wools — the Wensleydale, plus the Norwegian are both definitely long wools — going back to merino was a bit of a shock and definitely required some adjustments! The color on that pink one isn’t very true; I love the variations in the yarn!
Totals: More than 3,054 yards of finished yarn, spun from 2 pounds, 4 ounces of fiber.
- I started looking at new spinning wheels. I don’t have the money, and I don’t need a new one yet exactly, but in the last couple weeks I did come within sight of the point where my current wheel won’t keep up with me. This is both exciting and disappointing. I still want a drum carder more, though.
- I fit 8 ounces of singles on one bobbin [very carefully, when I didn’t know it was 8 ounces]. This is a very pleasant surprise, but I’m not sure I’ll attempt that again.
- I think I’ll have to spin a sweater lot next time.
- I’ve had great fun, accomplished more than I even hoped.
I’ll leave you with this video of my noisy four-legged helper:
My Tour de Fleece starting line post
My Tour de Fleece day 11 report
My Tour de Fleece day 15 report