The Tour de France kicked off today, and with it, this year’s Tour de Fleece. General life craziness meant that I had to sit last year’s Tour out, so I’m psyched to jump back in this year…though I am setting some reasonable goals.
I’m riding with Team Corgi Hill Farm again because AnnaMarie is my absolute fave…
…and the Corgi Hill groupies always make it extra fun. And I may have a
massive stash little bit of Corgi Hill fiber hanging around…can we say Operation Stash Containment? I think so!
Anywho, today I worked on the merino/cashmere/bombyx that I’ve been working on for the better part of the past two years.
I’m finally almost done with the first ounce, spinning it into laceweight singles.
If I can get the second ounce spun and the whole she-bang two-plied by the end of the Tour, I’ll be a very happy camper.
I also started spinning this Corgi Hill gradient on Evelyn.
I’m really stoked about this one. I split the top in half down the middle, making two matching strips, then split those strips again, for a total of four gradient pieces. The goal is two fingering-weight skeins, each with that same long gradient, to knit into Stephen West’s Daybreak.
If I can pull off the spin as I see it in my brain, I think it’s going to be pretty brilliant.