Sunday, July 26, 2015

A-Plying Myself

Spindles, last day of the Tour de Fleece

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.

Day 17, Tour de Fleece: spun some BFL. Forgot to take a rest day yesterday and plied my Cormo! #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2015 #spindlespinning #spinnersofinstagram #igspindlers  #handmade #yarn

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!"

Tour de Fleece Cormo progress: 110 yards plied, next spindle begun! #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2015 #yarn #spindlespinning #spinnersofinstagram #igspindlers  #handmade #handspun

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.

Tour de Fleece Shallows cowl and mitts sale ends tomorrow! Get 25% off with the coupon code TDF2015 in my Ravelry shop #bluepeninsula #knit #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knitstagram #tourdefleece #tourdefleece2015

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!

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