Friday, 11 July 2014

It's Tour De Fleece

Spinning for Tour de Fleece whilst
watching the Tour de France racing through the
Essex Countryside where I live

::During July I am spinning like mad every day that the Tour de France is on and resting on their rest days. This is part of Ravelry's Tour de Fleece and I am in Team Sasquatch which is captained by Podcasters.

::It is great fun and there are prizes to win if you are lucky enough to be drawn from the many daily posts on the Ravelry group pages. My goal is to spin for at least fifteen minutes each day and so far it is going well.

::I am using Fondant Fibre fleece at the moment and making a 4ply weight yarn which I hope to use as a lace edging on a shawl but I mustn't get ahead of myself as there is a lot of spinning and plying to get through first.

Plying spun fibre using my spindle
::Next is another 120g of Fondant Fibre hand carded batt in BFL Superwash Merino Bamboo, Firestar and sparkle. 

::Then I hope to find time to spin this wonderful red hot summer colour-way which I ordered from Fondant Fibre together with this red hot summer project bag

::I love the stitch marker that came with the bag - very appropriate for Tour de Fleece

::I recently bought a new knitting magazine called "pompom" and have been having fun making some friendship bracelets from their free pattern

 ::And on the rest days of Tour de Fleece I shall be enjoying some downtime reading the new Ply magazine

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