Friday, July 1, 2011

Actual Spinning Content: Tour de Fleece 2011

Spin city is participating in the Tour de Fleece again this year. It's a competition that runs in conjuction with the Tour de France - this year from July 2 to July 22 - and each person sets their own goal. My goal this year is to spin a pound of fiber. But not just a pound of plain 'ol fiber. I'm celebrating the fact that thanks to Governor Cuomo, many of my gay friends who have worked so hard campaigning for years can finally get married in the great state of NY! So I am spinning the colors of the rainbow - 2 oz. of each color - plus 2 oz of white fiber to equal a pound.

From left to right:
Red = striped merino from The Yarn Tree
Orange = 80/20 merino/silk from TheYarn Company
Yellow = I can't remember what fiber, but I dyed it with Kool-Aid
Green = koigu Targhee roving from MDSW 2010
Blue = misc fiber batts from Stitches East 2009
Indigo = don't know what from a recent fiber swap
Violet = romney from CTSW 2010
White = merino/silk/angora from The Yarn Tree

I have a bunch of empty spindles and a brand new pre-owned Roadbug portable wheel to get me started. It's going to be a lot of spinning for the next few weeks. I'll post pictures and updates whenever I can. :)

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