On Saturday, the Tour de France began and right along with it, a fiber-enthusiast accompanying event--the Tour de Fleece. Every day the cyclists ride, you spin. For the past couple years, I've seen bloggers write about the Tour de Fleece. I admired the full bobbins and piles of skeins they produced, but I never thought I would participate. I seem to be saying things like that a lot lately.
So on Saturday, I started spinning with the Tour. Finished about 2 ounces the first day.
Today was plying day. Singles had already been spun, but 310 yards of 2-ply later:
I have high expectations for the Tour. I probably have about a pound of fiber set aside that I've convinced myself I'll be able to finish in the next few weeks. I'm planning on my first navajo-ply skeins, some spindle time, and maybe even trying to go as thin as laceweight. As I said, lofty goals. We'll see what happens.