I am spinning away in Le Tour de Fleece this month. What a great idea. A perfect combination. (Every time I mention my spinning wheel, people assume I mean some fancy excercise bike. They must marvel when they look at my figure and try to reconcile it with the fact that I spin almost every day.)
My goal is to turn this:
and finish the bag of fleece by the end of the race. So far, so good. Initially I wanted to learn to Navajo (or chain) ply it, but the yarn is protesting and stating that it would very much like to stay as singles. Since I believe in
I bought this fleece at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival very inexpensively (as in less than $3) a couple of years ago to use on my little pipe-cleaner dolls. But now that I spin, I've found that it spins up beautifully. I'm not sure what kind of wool it is. There is about 4 ounces--not a big challenge but since I am going to be out of town for part of the race and am also trying to finish a knitting project--as well as being a spinning newbie--I think it will be enough. Wish me luck!
Le Maillot Jaune! Le Maillot Jaune!