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Tour de Fleece on the Silk Road

Steph and I are here in Port Ludlow prepping and set up for the retreat that starts tomorrow. The weather could not be better. Something us native PNWesterners have been longing for with every watery cell of our being. It’s shimmery blue skies, bright with the shiny day star shining it’s goodness upon us, all warmth and light with an ever so slight breeze. Since we are both on the tour de fleece we both took time yesterday from prep to spin. We sat on the deck in the sun and spun to our hearts content. It was bliss, just the most blissful time.


I am almost done spinning the BFL that I started the tour with, I hope to finish it up tonight.

I’ve been freeing up bobbins so I can lend my wheel to one of the lovely knitters coming to learn to spin silk form the the fiber goddess herself Judith MacKenzie.  I have three of the loveliest little skeins. I’m pretty smitten with them. They are certainly not the best spinning I’ve ever done. Nonetheless they are mine. They are sweet and I had so much fun and made yarn. I don’t know how I have forgotten how much I like making yarn. Pretty funny huh? Actually kind of hysterical.

So far I have merino/ silk in Valkyrie spun as singles and then plied with it self, dark shiny and sultry.  I have a little bit more of the of the aforementioned silk/wool crack combo in Rooster Rock plied with a single of yak merino in Muckity Muck which I do believe gives me a, muckity rooster who rocks, skein of yarn.

What’s not to love? 

And lastly the yak single ran out before the silk so I chain plied the Rooster Rock silk/merino.



Aren’t they sweet little skeins of yarny goodness.

  1. Hazel Smith #

    They most certainly are sweet little skeins of yarny goodness and if the middle one is looking for a home, my address is…. Well, you already have it in your RSC records.

    I don’t spin, but I do sail. The boats look fabulous.

    You say you’re hysterical; well, Tina, it’s a Knot Hysteria weekend. Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

    Cheers and extra large goblets of red wine, Hazel.

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  2. Sarah Hauschka #

    Ah – lovely inspiration. I might have to get out my wheel, and the variegated shetland fleece I bought two years ago.

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  3. denny knows the love..... #

    I wish I was there, but then I was needed here. So if i had gone there, I’d still be here now.  WTF, am i on about….  I wish you guys were here.  It’s been a tough week. knit/spin for me will ya. thanks love denny

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  4. linda #

    Your yarn is lovely and the muckety rooster that rocks made me laugh out loud. I miss Port Ludlow and your two faces but have been laughing with my little grandson as he discovered that cherry tomatoes produce a fine squirt. Thanks goodness the summer has arrived more time to play with the water table. Hugs to you both and happy spinning.

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  5. Have a lovely time; I wish I were there. Your skeins are beautiful! Rooster Rock has happy memories for me: here, and the outcome here: Cheers!

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  6. lovely, every last bit of it! the setting, the day star, the yarns.  So happy that you have been able to enjoy the day!

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  7. I wish I was there too. Hi to both of you.

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  8. richardplmr22 #

    cell phone lookup

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  9. Barbara #

    they are the prettiest little skeins ever…

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