Y’all probably know what the Tour de France is; that big bicycle race over in…France. Well those of us in the fiber world are spinning too. You can get all the scoop at ravelry.com but the gist of it is every day they ride, we spin. There are teams you can join if you choose and prizes to be won.
I joined the Stash Busters Team, because I have a bunch of fiber that’s been laying around too long collecting dust.
This is just some of the fiber waiting to be spun;-/
The Kromski Team because thats the manufacturer of my wheel, Fanty.
Yes, we name our wheels. Some people name their cars. Don’t judge.
And I joined the the Wonder Why Alpaca Team
because I’ve met Andrea AND her Alpacas (you can read about it here) I LOVE her fiber and still have some in my stash.
I started with 100% Merino from Purple Fleece (http://www.purplefleece.com/) (and supervision) on Saturday.
I had purchased two 4oz braids of “Embers” colorway and two 4oz braids of “Royal” at SAFF (http://www.saffsite.org/) last year.
I had not spun Purple Fleece fiber nor 100% merino before. The fiber was beautifully processed and stunningly dyed. It’s beautiful fiber to spin! I’ve received compliments on the colors (that I had nothing to do with except picking out and purchasing “pretties”) from everyone who has seen them :D
I wish I could take my wheel to work with me. I’d get a lot more spinning done. Now on to some Alpaca :D