Tour de Fleece: Days 11-19
Soo… Yes, I’ve gotten quite a bit of spinning done these last few days of the Tour de Fleece, but I feel like I’ve got nothing to show you! I mean, sure, I finished my second bobbin and I’m closing in on the third, but it’s just more pictures of the same singles. I guess I’ll have to make my update picture silly for you just to make it momentarily more interesting. Such are the perils of long term project with (sort of) single colored yarn. Excitement? Not so much.
I don’t know if it’s easy to tell from these photos, but I did thin down my single as much as I could while I was still on my first bobbin. Aunt Debby really wants finer yarn, and I’m doing my best to give it. Every night I build my little pile of slubs, and I curse inside just a little bit. Ok, maybe a lot. I don’t remember Touch of Twist being this slubby before, so it could be I’ve just gotten a fiddly batch. In my head I rampage around like a T-Rex going “RAWWWR!!” every time I have to stop and pick one out. Try it, it’s very stress-releasing. RAAAWWWRR!
Since the Tour ends in just three days, I can safely say that I’ll be right smack in the early middle of bobbin four, falling short of my goal to finish a full four bobbins. I’ll be close though! Am I such a slow spinner? Perhaps. I sometimes think I’m a very slow spinner, but not for lack of drafting techniques in my arsenal. Some fibers you can spin any which way you like, and others dictate to you. This fiber is definitely a dictator. I’ll tell you what though; I can’t wait to get back to spinning up that bag of Persimmon Tree bag ‘Starry Night’ roving. Loose and easy spinning, it’s a balm to this spinner’s soul (and hands).