Wednesday, July 10, 2013

More from Tour de Fleece

A couple finished yarns, one from cloud lover fiber, one from a loop bullseys bump. Starting in on some merine....

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tour de Fleece Day 4

I'm working on another Loop! Bullrseye bump today, about halfway through or so. The transitions on this bump are so gradual I can hardly wait to see how this will knit up!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Tour de Fleece 2013

So are you spinning for tour de fleece this year? I decided that my goal this year to to push myself to perfect my n-plying and to work on spinning thin (as my typical yarn is a 2 ply dk to worsted weight) I recently got a new wheel... well two new wheels... a Spinolution Mach III and a Spinolution Queen Bee, the Bee is perfect for travel and for laceweight singles since it has ratioes up to 1:36, the Mach III is great for at home use (though it stays in my studio mostly as it is a little heavy to move) and has a standard bobbin that will fit up to about 8 oz of yarn!

So far during the tour this year, I've spun a loop! Bulleseye bump (437 yds of not quite perfect n-plied) some merino bamboo singles, and a 3ply sport/heavy fingering polwarth silk... Not a bad start!