Much of my city is still under water but the sun is out and there is a general feeling of optimism. It's going to take a lot of effort but we will get through this. If there is one positive to it all, it is that we are all much closer as a community. It is a very special feeling.
Anyways, that isn't what I'm here to talk about today...
I am getting ready for the Tour de Fleece. I am trying to spin a little every day. I am starting to set my goals for the Tour. I have joined the Rookie team and Team Must Stash Podcast. I may also have made a little fibre purchase... I had to. You can't exactly participate in a Tour de Fleece without a little fleece of your own!
WARNING: Enabling Ahead!
There are many vendors who are offering discounts in the work up to the tour. I went through them all and decided to make a purchase from Tails & Snouts.
First up, I plan to spin this variegated purple Polwarth. I'm currently spinning BFL and I've heard Polwarth is another good beginner fibre.
Next, I plan to try my hand at this lovely tonal Tangerine Superwash Merino.
Hopefully by then I will be up for a challenge with this gradient dyed merino tussah silk blend in the gorgeous Tulip Farm colourway.
I am under no illusions that I will actually spin it all for Tour de Fleece (I'm sure 4 oz is a more appropriate goal - but I think I'm going to try for 6).
Today I am headed to Olds Alberta to their annual fibre festival so the plans mays be... fluid. I'll let you know next week.
Have a wonderful Sunday. I hope you are all warm safe and dry.