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July 2, 2010

Touring Starts Soon

I have been really remiss in not blogging this.



This was my birthday present from Wes. (I gave him the web address and told him exactly what to order.) It's a cherry Hansen MiniSpinner with a Woolee Winder. I love it. It hums along spinning away at an even speed. The Woolee Winder loads the bobbins so evenly my spinning looks just perfect there. It fits into a tiny tote bag that comes with it. I love taking it to spinning on first Fridays at The Fiber Gallery. So much easier than taking my Lendrum. But since we got George I put it away, worried that he or Isabella would get tangled in the cord and pull it off the table, or knock it off, or in some other way damage it.

But tomorrow is the start of the Tour de Fleece and I'm on Team Footloose. My goal is simple, to spin. I will be away from my wheel for five days while I'm at camp. I just want to make a point to do some spinning every day I am home. I'll finish that suri alpaca/Bluefaced Lecicester I got from Toots le Blanc at Madrona that's on the bobbin. Then I'll dig out some other long-forgotten spinning project.

Who else is doing Tour de Fleece?

7 comments:

vanessa said...

thanks for the espinner p0rn :/)
me me me on the tour de france

rachel said...

I'm in the tour too!

jane said...

A friend and I are doing a Fear Factor challenge as our Tour de Fleece. We'll be spinning all kinds of freaky fibres that intimidate us.

I started with some mohair locks today. They're pretty fun to work with. I think it's going to be a fun month of learning new tricks.

Susan said...

This is my first attempt, so I've joined the Rookie team, and the MyFavoriteSheep team. My goal (aim high is my mantra) is to spin enough lace weight from my Romeldales to do the Princess Shawl

TinkerTots said...

I have a brand new Lendrum myself. I'm in! I'm looking forward to getting a lot done this year.

Beverly (db81971) said...

me me me!Team Crankypants!

Terri said...

Me! Team Hoar.

Goals are to spin everyday, worry about quality and have fun.