Sunday, July 4, 2010

Tour De Fleece Day One.

Nope. Didn't do any spinning. But I will show you what I've accomplished. Instead, I carded wool on my lunch break.

Goals for TDF 2010:

1)Spin all of the clown roving (Yarn Pirate BFL in Zinnia...lots of pink and orange with a flash of lavender, and it reminds me of old school clowns. :).) I am not sure what happened, but I can't access her other website at sorry...This was back in 2008 when I did the fiber and yarn club that she had with the double scoop option. I got two 8 ounce braids, and a skein of sock yarn in the same colorway.

Here's what's been done so far:

On my Ashford Kiwi, using the high speed flyer kit, on the lower ratio of 11:1, am still messing around with drafting technique to see which works best.

2)Finish processing the first fleece I ever bought, a Shetland fleece from a seller on Etsy called Katrina's Wool World. I bought it raw, and washed it all in Dawn dish detergent. It was very well skirted, so I just had to get the dirt off of it.


AND THIS: These are the rolags from carding. I also want to do some of the fleece combed to see which I like better.

1 comment:

Joanne said...

Looks like fun! Your colors and fibers are great!