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Tour de Fleece – Week 2

Published July 15, 2012 by kazkitty

I may have slacked off a little bit this past week..

I did spin every day (aside from the dedicated day of rest), but it was in small spurts and wasn’t worth taking daily pictures of….

I tried to spin the Merino/Yak on a support spindle. It was easier than spinning it on the Moosie.. but I’ve gotten really frustrated with it and I’m setting it aside. The yak just doesn’t want to draft evenly, and it’s really difficult for me to work with.

TdF Day 9

I worked on the Corgi Hill Merino/Cashmere/Silk in Raspberry Cooler on and off, and managed to finish the first half of the fiber today. I’ll start on the second half tonight… provided it cools off a bit first.. it’s too hot and sticky to spin!

TdF Day 8

TdF Day 10

Tdf Day 16

My spinning supervisor approved of the break due to the insufferable weather.

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Current status:

Corgi Hill Farm Merino/Cashmere/Silk – Raspberry Cooler
Started with 3 oz. 1.5 oz spun this week; appx 1.5 oz remaining.
Currently in progress on the Joy.
Goal: To spin and ply to a finished yarn.

Corgi Hill Farm Humbug BFL/Silk – Puff Pack
Started with 6 oz. Appx 4 oz left to spin. 2.5 oz spun last week; appx 1.5 oz remaining.
Currently in progress on the Bosworth Tulipwood Mini.
Goal: To spin and ply the remaining 8 half oz nests.

Corgi Hill Farm Merino/Yak – Marsala
Started with 2.4 oz. Appx 2.2 oz left to spin.
Currently in progress on the Bosworth Moosie.
Goal: To finish spinning the singles. Ply if time allows. (unsure of how I want to ply this yet)
Removed from lineup. Too frustrating to work with!

Spunky Eclectic Merino/Bamboo – Beach Day
Started with 3 oz. Appx 1 oz remaining.
Currently in progress on the Bristlecone glindles/twindles.
Goal: To finish spinning the singles and chain ply to a finished yarn.

Just one week left! I think I’m going to really try and push myself to finish.

Tour de Fleece – Week 1

Published July 7, 2012 by kazkitty

Phew! What a busy week! Actually, I spent half of the trying to fight off the flu (or something with flu-like symptoms).. but that gave me plenty of time to make sure I spun every single day.

Day 1: Spun half of a red piece of the Corgi Hill BFL/Silk and a little bit of the Spunky Merino/Bamboo.
TdF Day 1

Day 2: Finished the red BFL/Silk and continued with the Spunky fiber.
TdF Day 2

Day 3: Started a teal piece of BFL/Silk and made more progress on the Spunky fiber.
TdF Day 3

Day 4: Finished the teal BFL/Silk, spun 3 more pieces on the Joy, and took what I had already spun of the Merino/Yak/Silk and plied it. Decided to take the Merino/Yak/Silk out of the TdF lineup and will pick something else.
TdF Day 4

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Day 5: Plied all the BFL/Silk singles.. 3 more chunks of fluff to go! Also spun more of the Spunky fiber.
TdF Day 5

Day 6: Spun yet more of the Merino/Bamboo.
TdF Day 6

Day 7: Picked up the Corgi Hill Merino/Yak and spun a little bit. Decided the Moosie is too heavy for fiber that wants to spin this fine, and will probably switch to a support spindle.
TdF Day 7

I think I’m making good progress so far…

As it stands, I am now here with my goals:

Corgi Hill Farm Merino/Yak/Silk – unknown colorway
Unknown beginning weight. Appx 2.6 oz left to spin.
Currently in progress on the Ashford Joy.
Goal: To finish spinning the singles. Ply into a 2ply yarn if time allows.

Removed from lineup. Will be replaced with Corgi Hill Farm Merino/Cashmere/Silk in Raspberry Cooler

Corgi Hill Farm Humbug BFL/Silk – Puff Pack
Started with 6 oz. Appx 4 oz left to spin. 2.5 oz spun this week; appx 1.5 oz remaining.
Currently in progress on the Bosworth Tulipwood Mini.
Goal: To spin and ply the remaining 8 half oz nests.

Corgi Hill Farm Merino/Yak – Marsala
Started with 2.4 oz. Appx 2.2 oz left to spin.
Currently in progress on the Bosworth Moosie.
Goal: To finish spinning the singles. Ply if time allows. (unsure of how I want to ply this yet)

Spunky Eclectic Merino/Bamboo – Beach Day
Started with 3 oz. Appx 1.5 oz left to spin. Appx 1.1 oz remaining.
Currently in progress on the Bristlecone glindles/twindles.
Goal: To finish spinning the singles and chain ply to a finished yarn.

1 week down, 2 more to go! I think if I actually keep up with spinning every day, I just might make all my goals. 😀