Tour de Fleece: Days 20-21
Tour, she is DONE, and so am I. Not in the “I accomplished my goal” way, but more of the “so very sick of looking at it” kind of way. I ended up pretty much exactly where I thought I’d be, in the middle third of the fourth bobbin. I would have loved to have properly finished the bobbin but it just wasn’t going to happen. I pushed as far as I was going to push for the tour, and for that I’m grateful. Long slog projects can suck the joy out of any craft; spinning is no exception. The Tour helped give me the motivation I needed to get a lot of spinning done that might have languished otherwise.
This is what my output looks like, pretty maids all in a row. It doesn’t look like much for three weeks work, does it? Or does it?
You’ve read in previous updates that the fiber is very neppy/slubby. Well, I’ve been making little nests/piles on the table next to me as I spin and they sit there until I tidy up and start all over again. Steve came up with a better idea. He used the last tissue yesterday and suggested that I keep the box as a sort of garbage can for the slubs. Isn’t that clever? I figure that if I hadn’t thrown away all my previous piles I’d have quite the collection in there.
Now that the Tour is over I’m going to try and spin for at least a half hour each night I’m home, barring late evenings from errands. That’s a big drop from the 1-2 hours I’d been logging this month, but it’s just a guideline. If I find myself willing and able to spin more, then I will.
If you’ve been spinning for the Tour de Fleece I’d love to know how your challenge went!