Saturday, July 3, 2010

Tour de Fleece 2010

It is July and that means the Tour de Fleece is about to begin.  The Tour de Fleece is a yarn spinning event that coincides with everyone's favorite annual sporting event, the Tour de France.  The idea is to spin every day the Tour rides and to challenge yourself to accomplish something that you have not done before. 

This year I'm spinning with team Fleece Bottom Girls.  

And my personal challenge is to spin sock yarn which is quite a bit finer than the thick-ish stuff I usually spin.  For that purpose I have three 4-ounce bouts of roving to spin and ply together.  I need only a little more than 4 ounces, but  . . . anything worth doing . . . . you know the rest . . . ok, I'll help:

Anything worth doing is worth overdoing!!

I case I succeed in meeting that goal, I also have a bucket of Mountain Colors Targee in the Peppergrass colorway to spin.  I am particularly excited about spinning the Mountain Colors.  It is dyed in the small western Montana town of Corvallis, just miles from where I was born and where my parents graduated from high school and where my grandparents lived.  I just might be headed there for a reunion sometime soon.  Anyway, here is a collage of my Tour de Fleece before supplies.  

Just in case I don't have enough to keep me busy during the Tour, or maybe to have something fun to knit in the car on the way to Montana, I'm planning on starting the Eiffel Tower Shawl,  which I think is pretty darned spectacular.   

AND, since this is my blog and I just feel the need to say so . . . Floyd Landis--SHUT UP, I believed and defended you -- I had my photo taken with you -- you cheated and lied-- and now you just need to take your asterisk-laden life and fade into obscurity, right now.  

These socks say it all:


Marianne said...

Spinning sock wt yarn? You Can Do It!
GORgeous fibre!!!!!

Lost City Denise said...

OMG! You were so right about this shawl! I think it's going to wreck my queue.

Love bicycling - love Paris - can't wait to knit this shawl!

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