Monday, July 27, 2009

Tour de Fleece, 2009 the end

Peggy won!

July 26, 2009 7:16 a.m. - Completed my Tour de Fleece challenge this morning! 3 bobbins-full, 16 ounces. Whew - Yellow Jersey earned just before the official ending of the race at 8:29 a.m. Pacific Time!

The next part of this project is to spin another 16 ounces, this time using plain CVM, and then ply them together.

July 4, 2009 Started the 2009 Tour de Fleece challenge of 16 oz of CVM Angora. By Day 15 I had completed 2/3s of the challenge.

1 lb. of CVM Angora top from Yellow Creek Cottage in Ohio. This one has about 20% Angora in with the CVM, and is a natural grey. It’s more light tan than grey, but that’s OK. It will be fun to spin, and then ply with the CVM.


Rebecca did not finish. It became abundantly clear on day 15 that, with only half the project completed and less than half the race remaining, I wasn't going to be able to finish my project. It's all good though. At this point I am more than half way through the 9.4 oz, and it will be done fairly soon. I got to spin every day, I used stash fiber and I like the resulting yarn. Yea for Peggy and all the others who earned the yellow shirt! Congrats everyone!


Linda 'K' said...

You know, it's been a couple years now since I said "Nyah nyah nyah NYAH nyah - you said you'd never get into spiiiiinniiiing," and "buy a wheel? Fuhgeddabbouddit!" Now we all worship you guys in the spinning arena just like we always did in the knitting arena. And you're both doing it with DAY jobs - amazing.

BTW - did I leave my blue Nalgene bottle at your house on dye day?

vanessa said...

go peggy!
bad bad rebecca ;-)