Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Finish Line!

Week 3

  • Art batt, 1 oz, 60 yards (single)
  • Crazy Ball, 4.5 oz, 190 yards
  • BFL, 4 oz, 220 yards
  • Peruvian wool, 3.5 oz, 110 yards
  • BFL, 4 oz, 713 yards
  • batt/norwegian top, .5 oz, 40 yards

Close up on the Moldy Pumpkin (That's a quarter).

Total for the Tour de Fleece:

69.5 ounces, 9,099 yards of singles

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Day 22

Today I plied up the crazy ball and the BFL to free up the bobbins.  I now am halfway through the Moldy Pumpkin.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Days 18 to 21

So, I decided that a good goal would be to spin up 4 pounds -- and as of Day 17 (rest day), I only needed 12 more ounces to accomplish that.

This is a 4.5 oz crazy ball from Spinner's Hill.  It is now 2 bobbins of singles for a heavy worsted to bulky yarn.

This is BFL from River Poet, colorway Event Horizon.  This is some of my oldest fiber stash.  It is now 2 bobbins of singles to become a worsted weight yarn.

This is BFL Swirl from Gale's Art in the Moldy Pumpkin Colorway.  In a moment of insanity, I decided to spin this as fine as possible.  I have almost 2 oz of singles, and 2 more ounces to go. 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Day 17

Week 2 wrap up

  • Falkland wool, 4 oz, 250 yards
  • Merino/Tencel, 4 oz, 325 yards
  • Merino/Tencel, 4 oz, 190 yards
  • Superwash Merino, 4 oz, 460 yards
  • Superwash Merino, 4 oz, 380 yards
  • BFL/Seacell, 4 oz, 95 yards

Day 16

Today was a plying day. 

I got the merino/tencel plied and I also spun up and plied some bulky weight yarn. 

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Days 14 & 15

The Twister sock yarn is done!  2ply, 460 yards.

I started working on these Merino/Tencel blends from Knitty & Color.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Days 11, 12 & 13

I've been working on some superwash merino from Fiber Fancy.  This is sock yarn.

Aprox 380 yards, 2 ply, colorway Burning Sunrise

This is the Twister colorway.  It is currently being plied.

I also started the sockes with pocketses tonight. 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Days 8, 9 & 10

This weekend, I plied.

  • Alpaca batt/Norwegian top, 6 oz, 700 yards
  • Superwash BFL, 4 oz, 275 yards, chain plied
  • Spinner's Hill Crazy ball & Little Barn Not so Solid Solid, 11 oz, 194 yards (2 skeins)
  • Bamboo/Rayon, 3 oz, 100 yards
  • Superwash Merino, 4 oz, 140 yards
  • Superwash Merino, 2 oz singles will be plied with other 2 oz

Day 10 is a rest day. 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Today was not good

It started out well -- we got to explore the forbidden closet!  It was great fun.

But, then the NOISY thing came.  After the noisy thing went away, there was a great tragedy!  There was no food.  Not only was there no food, there were no bowls were there were supposed to be bowls.  To make matters worse, we were shut into the bedroom and not let out for HOURS! 

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

P.S.  Mom made string and didn't let us help.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Days 6 & 7

I've been working on 4 oz of superwash BFL from Spincerely Yours in the Delft colorway.  I'm planning to N ply this for socks.

I finished the wave socks with the February Sock Yarn Cinema.  Now I need to write up the pattern.

The Sun Also Rises

Pattern:  Sun in Glory, June 2011 Greek Mythology Lace Club from Holiday Yarns

Prototype knit with:
                       Yarn: Milk & Honey Colorway from the McMullin Fiber Company
                       Beads: Silver lined Orange

Available to the public:  Early 2012


Mother thinks it would also be pretty in pale blue or gray as a moon shawl.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Day 5

Today I finished the single of the black Norwegian top

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Day 4

I started this fiber Monday evening and finished the singles on Tuesday.  This is a 7 oz Crazy Ball from Spinner's Hill.  Some will be plied with the blue from Day 3 and the rest will be plied with itself.

I also started on this plain black Norwegian Top.  This will be plied with the Henry VIII batt.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Day 3

No plying yet, but I have some more singles!

This fiber, a Not So Solid Solid from Little Barn

Became these singles, this will be a bulky weight.  I'm planning to ply this with some blue from Spinner's Hill.

I also finished the Henry VIII batt -- I need to spin the black before I can ply.

Tiger & I went to lunch at the 'rents.  We had grilled items (veggies, shrimp, sausages) and cherry pudding.  Well, 3 of us had cherry pudding.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Day 2

I'm trying to decide which would take more effort.  Winding singles into centerpull balls so I can use the bobbins to make more singles, or switch out the flyer so I can ply. 

Decisions, decisions.

I managed to get the bamboo/rayon plied yesturday before I went to work.  About 100 yards of worsted weight. 

Today's spinning is 4oz merino, also from Fiber Fancy, for the Shaun of the Dead SAL.  This is the semisolid coordinating fiber for Now Who's a Pretty Boy.  The multi-colored has already been spun.  This fiber will end up as stranded mittens, and maybe a hat as well.

Also on the wheel, an Alpaca +  batt from Tomorrow Farm in the Henry VIII colorway for the Tudor SAL.  This will be plied with plain black.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Day 1

3 ounces of bamboo rayon from Fiber Fancy  (picture of unspun fiber is her's)

2 bobbins of singles to be plied together