Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tour de Fleece Wrap Up

I didn't get a whole lot of spinning done this week since I was pretty much consumed at work with the audit, but I did manage to finish the final skein of llama yarn.  This morning, it is soaking in the sink with the rest of the Tour's yarns, so let me give you a wrap up and a final picture.

I spun 901 yards of yarn.  There are 640 yards of the Bob's Favorite Bird and 261 yards of llama yarn.  The Bob's Favorite Bird Shetland yarn is approximately 12 WPI and the llama yarn is approximately 9 WPI.  I'm happy I stuck with the Tour this year and I'm proud to show off the final product:

Now the yarns are soaking and I need to get them out in just a minute.

Knit on...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Still Touring

I'm still working on the Razzleberry fiber.  I realize that these pictures are rather boring as they are all the same tan fiber, but there is progress.
Now I get to see how much spinning time I get this week.  It's audit time at work, so that means lots of extra things to do and not enough time to get them done.  I am trying to at least get in a few minutes each day, but this week will really test me as to my Tour resolve.

Knit on...

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday Tour de Fleecing

Not much to update on today, but I did skein up the second skein of llama fiber and spun a few more singles.  I can't believe that I am almost done with this fiber!  I have had it in my stash for years now and it's just been sitting there gathering dust.

It's way over twisted, but I'm pleased with the overall look and feel of the finished yarn.  Now just one more bobbin to go and I'm done!

Knit on...

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Tour De Fleecing

I'm still working on the llama fiber.  I Navajo plied up the singles that I finished the other day, so it's nice to have that done.  I even knit some today, so it's been fiberful.  Really, I am now just a fixture on the couch anyways courtesy of a 5k race this morning followed by a 10 mile bike ride.  I'm actually surprised my legs worked at all to treadle after that :oP

Anyways, here's a picture of the plied yarn.  It's not coming off the bobbin tonight because I'm too tired to clear off the table right now.
Knit on...

Friday, July 12, 2013

Some Non-Tour Posting

We interrupt this Tour de Fleece post to bring you a finished project.  I just wove in the ends on the hot pink Nutkins, and I am so pleased with how they came out.  Here they are:
 Well, I should say, here is one of them.  I have a very hard time taking pictures of socks on my feet.  This picture came courtesy of DF sitting next to me and me shoving the camera into his hands :oP

I also may have bought some yarn tonight.  I went to Hobby Lobby and they had some sock yarn on sale, and as I was explaining to DF, my sock yarn stash has dwindled down to 2 skeins.  This is dangerously low as far as I am concerned, so I can now breathe easier knowing that I have enough sock yarn to knit another 6 pairs of socks.  Most of it is Kroy FX yarn, but there are two skeins of Heart and Sole and two skeins of Wool-Free sock yarn.  I'm going to cast on a pair of vanilla socks out of the wool free sock yarn for a coworker of mine.  She always comments on my socks, but she can't wear wool without breaking out into hives.  This way she can have a pair of hand knit socks that won't try to kill her.
Knit on...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tour De Fleece Day Something

I have lost track of the days in the tour now, so I'll just say, I have been spinning.  DF even grabbed a few interesting shots of me and the wheel:
I look rather bored in this picture.  I swear though, I'm really not and I'm enjoying the spinning of the llama fiber :oP

Spin on, spinning wheel!

Knit on...

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Tour de Fleece Day 9

There's really not a reason to post a picture of the progress on the spinning today.  I did spin a bit, but the majority of the day was spent staring at this strange blue-colored sky and bright orange ball in the heavens.  It's been about 7 days since this area has seen that, so we took advantage of the nice weather and went for a bike ride.

So, more spinning tomorrow.

Knit on...

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Tour de Fleece Day 8

Eight days in and I spun some more of the llama fiber.  I didn't get too much done today because I ran around the first part of the day running around with Renee as we amused ourselves inside JoAnn Fabrics while the rain poured down:
Then in the afternoon, I ran 4 miles with DF at the park and we went out to an early dinner after we finished the run and cooled down.  Now, I'm about to do some paint by number for the heck of it.

Anyways, here's the progress of the llama fiber:
Knit on...

Friday, July 05, 2013

Tour de Fleece Day 7

I ended up deciding to make this TDF about finishing up UFOs in the spinning pile.  After finishing up the Bob's Favorite Bird Shetland wool, the next fiber to hit the wheel is the Razzleberry llama fiber from a few years ago.  Here's what I spun today:
This evening, I had dinner with Kim and Kathy.  It was a bittersweet time since Kim is moving away this next week.  I'm certainly going to miss her, but thankfully, there is always the internet and phone to keep in touch.  We all certainly wish her the best as she finishes up her doctorate and works in the field that she loves so much!  Plus, you never forget the person who taught you how to knit!

Knit on...

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Tour de Fleece Day 6

Today I managed to ply the skein of yarn from yesterday's spinning, and I also spun and plied up the last of the Bob's Favorite Bird.  I'm very glad to have all this done now, but it leaves me with a bit of a dilemma.  What do I spin now?  Guess I better contemplate that soon.  Here's the finished skeins:
I also finished up the blue and white bag I had been weaving today.  I decided it had sat there in two pieces long enough, so I sewed up the bag and it's now ready to be given to its new home tomorrow.  Here's the finished bag:
A happy Independence Day to my American friends and readers!

Knit on...

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Tour de Fleece Day 5

Well, my Tour de Fleece spinning took a day off yesterday while I wound up in the ER with some kind of food reaction.  I'm still not sure what I got a hold of, but it did wipe me out enough that I did absolutely nothing other than sleep once I returned home.

So, today I picked up where I left off on day 3 and finished a bobbin of the Bob's Favorite Bird.  I'm planning on plying the two spun up bobbins either tonight or tomorrow for my day 6 spinning.  For now though, here's the finished bobbin:

Knit on...

Monday, July 01, 2013

Tour De Fleece Day 3

Not much of a post today, but here's a picture:
Knit on...