End of the Tour

Sunday was the end of this year's Tour de Fleece. I spun right up to the final minute, finishing my last yarn just as the Manx Missile crossed the finish line on the Champs-Elysee in Paris.

Clockwise from top left - 
311 yards of Bee Mice Elf's Merino wool in 'Beloved Bard'; 
340 yards of Corriedale custom dyed by a friend; 
171 yards of Spinderella's 'Harvest'; 
and lastly - 420 yards of Bee Mice Elf's Falkland wool, in 'Nutty' and 'Plumage'.

That's 1242 yards - .7 miles - of finished yarn, for which I spun 3726 yards between the singles and plying. That's a grand total of 2.1 MILES of spinning. Think the Peloton would be impressed, after their 3,000+ plus miles around France?

I was pleased with how my experiment with the two BME colorways turned out.  I think this will be the first handspun from this Tour that I'll make into . . . . . something. Any suggestions on what it wants to be??
And in honor of my pledge, several years ago, that I'd spin Merino again when pigs fly . . .
Look out below!   


Anonymous said...

oooohlala! they all look so tastily spun!

well met!

makes me look forward excitedly to the days when I will learn to spin :)


Elisa said...

Jenny - spinning if such fun. Relaxing too (most of the time!) Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.