Thursday, July 29, 2010

July is for Tour de Fleece.

Pretty much all of my free time this July has been spent spinning.
The tour really helped me get my chain plying down.
I also got through all the sample fiber from my PhatFiber boxes.

I really love how these 2 are both green, but decidedly different.

They were very nice to spin with too.

This is some of the main stuff I spun.
The lovely Peach Tree by Natchwoolie.
It's pretty even and doesn't try to twist back on itself a whole bunch.

These little guys are some of the last samples that were spun.
I'm in love the the gale's art one. It has a slippery texture.
The rose and browns of it are just too fun a combination of colors.

This mass that looks a bit like my childhood hair, is also from Natchwoolie.
It is camel and silk. Originally it was going to be lace weight, but the chain plying was going so well, that now it's more dk weight.

One of these days I'm going to have to get a wpi (wraps per inch) counter and start making notes. Until then I guess i'll just keep winging it.

This lovely bit of yarn is a nice 2ply. It is from Spindipity's shop and it was made for the June box for the PhatFiber group. It's called Puck.

As a former Puck (renamed Bip for our High Schools version) I had to have it. It will probably knit up into a nice cowl. Something to keep mischief close to mind ;)

I'm going to have to make a point to write more often.
After my little vacation that is.


Chris said...

The Puck turned out very cool!

Knittymama said...

Wow! You produced a lot. I totally flaked on the Tour this year, too much packing to do. I love Gale's Art, spun some up a few months ago.