On this last day of the Tour de Fleece, I plan to spin a little of each of my three fibers—mixed BFL, Cormo, and the chocolate brown CVM/Romeldale.
My goal for the TDF was to spin for 15 minutes a day, and I more than met that—in fact, most days I spun for at least a half hour. As a beginner, I simply wanted to get better at spindle spinning, and the daily spinning of the TDF helped a lot.
When I plied some Cormo the other day, I could see real progress—the singles I spun more recently were definitely more even, with fewer slubs. My proudest moment of the TDF came when I posted a photo of the Cormo skein and my sister Jenny—an accomplished spinner on both the wheel and spindle—commented, "A spinner is born!"
So far I've got about 110 yards of plied Cormo. I'm not sure I'll have enough in the end for a Shallows cowl, but there will definitely be enough for the mitts. I'll just keep spinning and see what happens. In the meantime, the 25% off sale on the Shallows cowl, mitts, and set ends at midnight EST tonight.
In other news, the Hulst socks KAL in our Blue Peninsula group on Ravelry ended a few days ago. Many lovely pairs were knit in bright summery colors. I'll share some of the finished socks here later this week.
Have a good Sunday!