Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tour de Fleece

Oh my gosh! I just realized I may have forgotten to show you what my spinning plans for the Tour de Fleece! I am so sorry. Let's fix that right now:

TDF 2010 Lofty Goals

Three pounds of fiber. The giant gray balls total 1.5 lbs of Shetland lamb roving, from a lamb named Zinnia. I love Zinnias by the way. There's also .5 lb of black Shetland roving from the same farm, Wild Apple Hill Farm in Hudson, NY.

Then the handpainted fibers are from three different clubs - we have Shetland (Double Dog Dare) from Southern Cross Fibres, South African Fine Wool (Istanbul Sunset) from Spunky Eclectic and two bumps of Finn (Winter Storage) from Hello Yarn Fiber.

My last two posts featured the singles I've already spun up, and over the course of the Tour I'll continue to post the progress!


7 comments:

knottygnome said...

yay fiber! that's quite the haul there. good luck!

Susie said...

I can't wait to see the Shetland all spun. It amazes me how blobs of fiber are magically turned into gorgeous yarn.

Heather said...

oooh purdy, can't wait to see the "after" pictures

Jenny said...

Holy cow!!! That is a lot of fiber. Better get to work, girl. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Sara said...

Wow. You're so ambitious! I haven't touched the stuff in forever. We need to get together soon!

Cookie said...

I'm looking forward to seeing that Shetland spun up.

brokeknits said...

I am in love with your fiber!