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Tour de Fleece


Goal: Spin a little everyday. No limits.

I can spin on a wheel or spindle. I can spin sitting down with my girls watching Buffy. I can spin standing in line at the bank or sitting on the back deck with a brew and friends.

I can spin a little bit or a whole lot.  I can spin anything my little fiber heart desires. Well, anything that I have here in my stash. And believe me spinning from my stash is no hardship whatsoever. Sounds good doesn’t it?

I know what you’re thinking well that is not really a challenge.  It is. For me it is.

I have been so wound up with the organizing and running of things and adjusting to the whole single parent thing and well its been a really long time since I spun. And I LOVE to spin. Spinning led me here. 

So I guess basically my goal is reconnection to my fiber soul.

So far I have a bobbin and a half of the singles as you can see from photo above. Its the BFL mix I sell in the Boobie 1 colourway. I love spinning BFL, add in the mixture of ecru and black an how it takes the dye and what’s not to love really. 

I’m hoping to have the second bobbin full tomorrow so I can ply it.

Off to finish packing so I can spin a little before turning in. Even setting the timer so I make sure this happens.

  1. KT #

    It’s beautiful, Tina.  Even more beautiful- you making time for you to do what you love.  Off to spin now…

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  2. Hazel Smith #

    Do whatever makes your heart glad, Tina. I’ve resisted the lure of the spindle and wheel so far -my one knitting friend in Sudbury hasn’t. Mind you, I LOVE BFL roving. I used it to thrum 30+ pair of mittens. I think that’s as far as I’m going to go with fiber. Good luck and hope you meet whatever goal it is that you’ve set for yourself. I’ve got to get back to Ada Lovelace. Cheers and red wine, Hazel.

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  3. Yay for spinning and getting back to something you love!!  Love that Boobie color!!  I’m with Hazel, I’m going to try to resist the spinning as long as I can (although cupcakefaerie says I should just do it…)!

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  4. Val Champ #

    Hi Tina,

    My spindle and I are still getting to know each other.  My brain can’t figure out how to tell my hands what to do, or my hands are not understanding all the directions.  Its worrying me, but I am keeping at it.

    However, I am thinking that maybe the fiber can take some of the that possible?

    Enjoy is short.

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  5. janet #

    Tina, one of my tour goals is to spin some of your BFL in Lemongrass.  I sampled it last week and love and adore it!  Thank you for making such lovely things to make many peoples’ hearts happy!

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  6. Wondeful, beautiful, glad you are enjoying TDF!

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  7. It’s a beautiful yarn.

    Know that there are many of us out here cheering you and your family on.

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  8. Hey, that’s my very same goal! And i am ever so grateful to you for luring me down the path. I love my first spindle so much because it was yours first!

    I am off to ply my first yarn of the tour and achieve my daily fix!

    enjoy your love!

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  9. LisaK #

    Me too – spin a little every day.  So far it’s been *very* little every day… Ah well.  Maybe I can make up for it this weekend.  On the plus side, I have also been weaving a little every day.

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  10. linda #

    You go girl.

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