Taking pause

Tour de Fleece was a fun experiment in seeing how much I could spin if given the parameters within which to do so. I managed to spin at least a little on all but a couple days of the Tour; ending up with a fair amount (for me) of spun fiber. I finished up 20 ounces from the fiber stash, which I felt was a significant dent considering all of the other demands on my time. And I learned how to chain ply.

Of course, life didn’t stop while I set aside time to spin, so there were plenty of other things going on over the last month – visits with the grandlittle, soap making, napping bees in the lavender, a bit of crochet, garden harvests, a new / old sewing machine, foraging of wild blackberries, a small house project, and casting on a new pair of socks. Best of all, yesterday brought a visit from our youngest, who now lives very far away, and seeing all three of our grown-up kids together warmed my heart.

Anyway, here are some pics from the last month:

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Spin me right round

While I have not been able to spin every single day of the Tour de Fleece, I have managed to spin most days, and have made great progress (for me) — I now have three skeins of finished yarn! They are not consistent in weight, so I won’t be able to use them in a single project, but they are perfectly acceptable skeins. 662 yards worth so far! There’s a little bit more of this fiber to finish off (started with 16 oz), but I’m looking forward to choosing a new braid to work on.

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Tour de Fleece

I decided to join this year, in an effort to make a dent in the spinning stash. We start today!

#tdf #tdf2019 #spinallthethings #kromski

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The something different grows

According to the pattern, I’m done – but there’s yarn left so I’m going to keep on.

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And a small pair

These were made for a three year old, using leftover yarn from a grown-up pair.

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Here’s one pair

I mentioned that I’d been making a lot of socks lately – here’s one pair. These were made during a conference a
few weeks ago. Yarn is Huckleberry Knits.

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Something different

I’ve been knitting a lot of socks lately and frankly, am getting a bit burned out. Plus, the weather is warming up and I thought cotton would be a cooler option than wool. So my commute project today is a new shawl, knit in a cotton blend I picked up from a LYS last weekend. I’m looking forward to seeing how the gradient works out.

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