Tour de Fleece started June 30th! This is the spinning event that happens every year during the Tour de France bicycle race. They spin, we spin. It’s a good way to spend 3-4 weeks really focused on your spinning. I’m using it this year to really improve my spindle spinning skills.
The goal this year is to spin a minimum of 15 minutes a day.
Day 1 – June 30th
I did nothing. I was so busy prepping my house for the cookout we had Saturday night, that I didn’t touch fiber or spindle!
Day 2 – July 1st
I got up first thing in the morning and set out to pre-draft the fiber I intend to spin up. This is a continuation of the previous fiber I’ve been spinning. I measured out .5 ounce and started pre-drafting. I think the pre-drafting right now really helps me achieve closer to consistent singles.
I had started the spindle with 1 ounce already spun up and just added to that. I clocked 60 minutes of spinning for Day 2!
I’m on one team for the Tour de Fleece this year. Team Knitgirllls. Lala of the Knitgirllls Podcast came up with a cool BINGO board to give you some ideas to try out during the TdF! Here is my Bingo board as it stands:
So far with the fiber I’ve spun I’ve been able to cross off:
- Wool – 100% Shetland Falls into this
- Worsted Spun – Not letting twist up into the fibers you are drafting
- Roving – the Yarn Pirate I’ve been spinning comes in a braided roving
- Spindle Spun
- Purple – While this yarn is a mix of colors I’m claiming purple because I have some blue I think will end up being spun next.
Total TdF Spinning as of July 2nd: 60 minutes
Total TdF ounces: 0.5 ounces
I will post a couple times during the week to document my learning!