Lab Cat

2 Jul 2011

Adventures with Fleece

Filed under: Knitting, Spinning, Yarn — Tags: , , , , , , — Cat @ 3:18 pm

When to the Tour de France takes place, spinners of the fiber kind join in with a Tour de Fleece. The idea is to set hand spinning goals to achieve while watching the cyclists get hot and sweaty. I have joined too many goals but it should be fun trying:

Goal 1:

Jacob Washed Fleece

Jacob Fleece - Washed

Process as much of the Jacob as possible. It is all washed but I have about a pound of a half that needs flicking and carding.

Goal 2:

Maryland 398

Maryland 398

Pippit

Windswept Pippit

Wash two Shetland Fleeces and comb and spin a sample of each.

Goal 3:
Spin on my Trindle every day and while at it, spin enough Fabulous Fibers Summit for making two swatches; regular 3 ply and Navajo 3 ply.

Fabulous Fibers Summit

BFL Summit from Fabulous Fibers

Goal 4:

Knit on Dad’s cardigan as much as possible. It would be nice to be finished when I visit in August.

Swatch for Dad's Cardigan

Swatch for Dad's Cardigan

So I joined four teams on Ravelry as part of the TDF as my new Avatar shows:

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5 Comments »

  1. Nice! It’s good to see so many people doing Jacob fleeces. The more people realize how awesome it is the more it will become available.

    Comment by Kara Hoover — 2 Jul 2011 @ 4:32 pm

  2. Thanks. I am enjoying working with the fleece. It is so soft and elastic.

    Comment by Cat — 2 Jul 2011 @ 8:43 pm

  3. You’ve got a bunch of tasty fiber there. Good luck with your goals, and enjoy the Tour!

    Comment by stitchesandwords — 5 Jul 2011 @ 12:58 pm

  4. […] a member of Team Suck Less I am going to suck less at hand-carding and get Marta Jacob’s fleece carded up as much as possible. This has been hanging over me since last year’s TDF!  Team […]

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    Comment by Delphia — 21 Oct 2012 @ 5:35 am


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