Sunday Happenings: Tour De Fleece, WIPS and a FO

Tour de Fleece began yesterday and it’s been about 4 years since I’ve actually participated.  I decided this year I would join the fun with the #spin15aday group on Ravelry.

I love the simplicity of this group, just spin at 15 minutes a day (or more) and post at least 14 photos for a chance to win a gorgeous collection of wool ( 16 oz total ).

I’m not spinning for a prize, I’m spinning for dedication, discipline, focus, cheering my team on and for achieving a goal.

Here’s what I plan to spin:

I am starting with 2 oz. of Woodland Whiteface,  which is from the spring breed study from the 1764 Shepherdess.  I am planning to chain ply this fiber and I’m aiming for 65 to 75 yards.  I will then start the summer study, which consists of 1 oz each of Bluefaced Leicester, Wensleydale and Corridale.





Abundant Earth Fiber for a handspun colorwork project I’m working on.  I’m not sure how much I will get spun up but if I finish at least one color, I’ll be happy.




Friday I finished my 1 oz of Polwarth and ended up with 40 yards of heavy fingering to sport weight yarn.  I opted to chain ply this finished fiber and I love how squishy soft it turned out.



On the needles this week ....

I didn't make too much progress on my Beekeeper Cardigan, which I knew would happen but I truly loved the thought of knitting a sweater in 4 to 6 days.  Unfortunately for me, life and vacation got in the way.   I will be ready to separate my sleeves soon and will be on to the body of the cardigan.



I'm also just about finished with my 2914 Cardigang.  Yesterday I seamed the shoulders and the sides, picked up the stitches for the neckline and have been knitting away.  I really have been enjoying this project and think it will be finished very soon!


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So much crocheting, knitting and spinning to do and just not enough time.  Do you have that problem too ?

Until next time ~ happy knitting!


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