Hi there! This is the official page for our Tour de Fleece [TdF] team of 2017, Team Nevermore – you can find a team roster, links to all the important posts, and the prizes all listed here. I’ll also post up the “rules” such as they are, and some images for you to steal and use in your TdF posts and around the net!
BIG thanks to StarAthena, who started this whole thing in 2006, for giving us permission to do our own thing and use her graphics. She’s the bomb and super smart for thinking this up in the first place!


This year, the Tour de Fleece starts Saturday July 1st and runs until Sunday July 24th, 2016.

Guidelines (NOT RULES):

* Spin every day the Tour rides, if possible. Saturday July 2nd through Sunday July 23rd. Days of rest: Monday July 10th and Tuesday July 17th. (Just like the actual tour.)

* Spin something challenging on the challenge days (usually the toughest high mountain stage: this year, it’s Stage 9, on Sunday, July 9th, when the riders will take on 3 mountains with a steeper than 10% grade, and Stage 15, on Sunday, July 16th, when they will face high altitude and steep grade!

* Wear yellow on Sunday July 23rd to announce victory. Why not wear yellow on any day you feel particularly successful? (Yellow is the color of the race leader in the Tour – but here we are all ‘race leaders’)

* Other colors if desired: Green (sprinter – think FAST), Polka-dot (climber – as in uphill), and white (rookie)

And most importantly: challenge yourself, but HAVE FUN. That’s what this is ALL about! I plan to share as many pics and posts about my progress as possible, both to keep myself accountable and to encourage others. Your blog posts will also get linked here if you share them with me!

 

image courtesy of StarAthena, http://keeponknittinginthefreeworld.blogspot.com
image courtesy of StarAthena, http://keeponknittinginthefreeworld.blogspot.com

All posts about the Tour de Fleece can be found with the “tour de fleece” tag on this blog:
https://www.threeravens.net/tag/tour-de-fleece/.

The original announcement page this year where folks pledged to join in:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/nevermoreforevermore/permalink/796336230521624/

And here is the event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1946326828947834/

This is a closed Facebook group, but you can easily join by putting in a request; you may also pledge to ride along with us by posting a reply to this page and I will add you!


TEAM PARTICIPANTS

  1. Team Captain: Christiane Knight of Threeravens Fiber Studio
  2. Team Captain: George Crawford
  3. Liz O’Yarn
  4. Jenn Lynne
  5. Rose East
  6. Jama Lea
  7. Charlene Tyger
  8. Darlene Hodge
  9. Jacquie Chalmers
  10. Amy Kloster
  11. Scarlet St James
  12. Alyssa Floyd
  13. Stephanie Mcguckin
  14. Susanne Habel
  15. Julie Barrett
  16. Carol Mauriello
  17. Rebecca Zuccala
  18. Rani Cagle
  19. Melissa Medford
  20. Crystal Calhoun
  21. Melissa Ricks
  22. Tania Allen
  23. Leslie Tepper Alexander
  24. Ann Mikeal
  25. Navi Sama
  26. Patricia Baker
  27. Anne Clark
  28. Adele Michelsen
  29. Teresa Warner Brown
  30. Megan Luke
  31. Saundra Keiffer
  32. Monica Whipple
  33. Tracey Lee Murphy
  34. Kate White
  35. LeAndra Baker
  36. Emma Nicholson
  37. Amber Fields-Pilkington
  38. Bonnie Lee Barrett
  39. Wendi Williams
  40. Barbara Iachini
  41. Ashley Doe
  42. Rachelle DeMunck
  43. Jennifer Villebrun
  44. Michele White
  45. Melanie Brown
  46. Sandy Kunath
  47. Emily Wohlscheid
  48. Robyn Story
  49. Ardis Lunn
  50. Suzanne Smith Collier
  51. Charlotte Franklin Masi
  52. Patricia Briceño
  53. Adrienne Munn
  54. Hilori Faith Thompson
  55. Kirstan Gryphon
  56. Monica Lowe
  57. Cindy Loo Bennett
  58. Shey Smith
  59. Ev Sharp
  60. Maegan Burkart
  61. Katherine Sproull
  62. Lara Nettle
  63. Tracey Perry
  64. Becky Richmond White
  65. Dayna Mankowski
  66. Cindy Beal Yeager

 


PRIZES

 

 

 

Three Ravens Studio is offering a choice of batt in any of the three official colorways for the Team Nevermore 2017 TdF!

 

 

Looliemom Fiber Arts is offering a four ounce braid of hand dyed 19 micron Merino wool. Love this? Get yourself to her shop on Etsy! https://www.etsy.com/shop/looliemom

 

seamrog

From Lizzy of Seamrog Knits: an Irish Grab bag of goodies! Undetermined awesomeness that will surprise and thrill you!

 

From Michele of Hickory Hollow Homestead, a very special handmade journal!

 

 

From Melissa Medford: two brand new, still in packaging PLY magazines!

 

 

 

AMAZING prizes from Megan of Ice Nine Aethetics: a hand dyed braid of wool, a handmade bar of soap, and a hand blended tea! SO so good.
https://www.facebook.com/IceNineAesthetics/

2oz Caribbean Coral II batt. Made from merino wool, silk noils, and tussah silk. Hand blended from Kitty Mine Crafts and such a delight!
A Shetland Fleece from Darlene Hodge!

 


IMAGES

Large Team Nevermore image: https://i1.wp.com/www.threeravens.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/tdf2017.jpg
Tour de Fleece yellow image [credit goes to StarAthena]: http://i2.wp.com/www.threeravens.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/LeTourdeFleece.jpg


PERTINENT BLOG POSTS

ALL posts pertaining to Tour de Fleece: https://www.threeravens.net/tag/tour-de-fleece/