Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tour De Fleece 2010 -- Day 4

    I joined the Tour De Fleece a little late, but better late than never right? I'm spinning for teams Spindlers and Rookies. On Day 3 (when I did actually join) I did all the drafting of my 9 oz. of bamboo. 9 oz.!!!!! That's a lot. A lot more than I normally would buy. Let me tell you the story of the 9 oz. of bamboo top. Several months ago I went on a mini shopping spree at my favorite place to buy fibers (The Yarn Tree in NYC) and bought a ton of stuff during their fiber sale. I think I bought 20 oz. total of bamboo, flax, merino and alpaca. So I supposedly finished off all that and recently bought 4 oz. more of bamboo and 4 oz. of merino for the tour de fleece.  I distinctly remember polishing off that bag of bamboo. Turns out, I was wrong. Whilst digging through my stash for some leader yarn I found the entire 5 oz. bag of bamboo, completely untouched! How did that happen!!?? Well, I'll just add that to my challenge for the Tour. 13 oz. total spun by the end.
Not the best picture in the world, but I didn't get home until after dark. The yarn on the spindle is right around a lace weight and I plan on plying it up to a 3 ply yarn.
The fibers are already speaking to me! And what they are saying is....PURPLE! I've got this beautiful picture in my head for what this yarn is going to look like. I'll dye each of the plys separately, hopefully that will happen in the next day or two.
Haha, Simba decided to try and eat some of my fiber. Bamboo seems to be his favorite. Kat likes the merino better. What a goof!


Darcie said...

Your cats have good taste (literally!) - if you have to eat fibre it may as well be the good stuff!
Have fun with the TdF. It is certainly keeping my spinning wheel humming.

Cake said...

Thanks Darcie! (Of course they pick the expensive stuff to eat ><) Hope the TDF is treating you well!