As a relatively new spinner with an ahem, already growing fiber stash, I decided to participate in Tour de Fleece this month as a chance to get more comfortable with my spinning skills and maybe work through some of that stash. I joined Team Webs and set myself three goals for the event.
- Spin from stash only, no new fiber purchases allowed.
- Spin at least one woolen-spun yarn.
- Spin at least one 3-ply yarn.
Unfortunately, my eyes were bigger than my stomach! There's only 4 days left and I have yet to finish my first skein. I had only spun thicker singles previously, so I didn't realize how much longer it takes to spin nice, even fine singles. I'm trying not to get discouraged seeing everyone else's massive accomplishments because I am having fun spinning my gorgeous Falkland fiber from Gynx.
So pretty! This is an experimental colorway and I wasn't sure if I would like how it turned out but my fears were for nothing--it's spinning up beautifully and I can't wait to work with it. The plan is to make a 2-ply and hopefully I'll have enough yardage for a September Circle or similar cowl.
I'm halfway into my second bobbin at this point, so it's a race to see if I can finish the second bobbin and ply it by Sunday!