Tour de Fleece

It’s been a while since I spun, so this year I decided to join Tour de Fleece to get my spinning mojo back.

Midweek I took a spin with spin with some undyed fiber (alpaca, and it was a little hilarious as my hands tried to remember how to draft the fiber, and then get the proper spin. There was a fair amount of park and draft while things got fixed. The result was (remarkably) ok:

Then I had to figure out what out of my stash to spin. I had been holding onto a lovely Fiber Options Yarn gradient in the Smoke on the Water color way in a delicious 80/20 merino/silk blend. Brandy seems to have approved!

Last night I did the swatching and oh my, this is going to be fun! I’m shooting for a 2-ply laceweight/light fingering weight yarn, the sample is a little thicker than I’m planning on.

With my coffee in my Jennie the Potter sheep mug, I’m all set!

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