How was Day One of the Tour de Fleece for everyone? Team Nevermore has been spinning up MILES of yarn – all the photos that have been posted, both on the Facebook event page and on the Ravelry thread, have been inspiring and so much fun!
I track all my work on Ravelry via a project page – it’s not officially sanctioned to do it that way, but it’s the easiest way to share in groups, so I do. That link is here if you want to see how I do that – http://www.ravelry.com/projects/xiane/tour-de-fleece-2013
Here’s what I accomplished yesterday:
This is a very special yarn that I’ve been working with for a while. Since I’m not submitting it for prizes, I decided to tackle finishing this first – I’ve had it for a bit and really want to get it to the recipient so she can cuddle it and think of her doggies. ♥
The Husky is really interesting to spin. It is mostly very short-stapled undercoat, with some longer parts. There’s not much guard hair, and what is there is soft and pleasant-feeling. I am spinning the singles with a bit of overtwist, both to keep it together and so that I can ply it when I’m finished with the singles.
I plan to chain ply, unless it feels like it would rather be a two ply. I think it is going to be incredibly soft and warm when finished. I love the natural marled colors in the fur.
After I’m finished with the Husky, I have some DELIGHTFUL Cormo locks that were gifted to me from Kate White of Babester Arts. She called these “french fry locks” and she’s so right – the crimp is *incredible* and the sheen, glorious. I dyed these in two small batches, with a ton of water and dry dye directly added to the locks for a watercolor-feel to the results. I’m pretty pleased. 😉
I have another bag of these to clean and maybe spin in the natural pearly white locks. I’m unsure yet. It is going to be a fabulous spin, no matter what. I am in love!
Thanks to all the team members for the inspiration and excitement. We are having such a lovely time! SPIN ALL THE THINGS!