I've been hearing about "Tour de Fleece" for years but not until it's already underway.
By the next year, I forget until I hear about it half way through the event...again.
But...this year...I heard about it in time and got started today...the very first day. Yay!
Here's the roving I decided to spin. It's from my stash and the color is "Sandalwood".
I love all the pretty colors in it...
I'm trying hard to keep my spinning even and thin so I can use this to crochet a lacy shawl.
It's going pretty well so far. Although, I know that what I spin a few days from now will
be much nicer than what I spun today. Practice should make a big difference.
Especially since I've done so little spinning over the past few years.
It's exciting to spin with an actual project in mind.
Up until now, I've only spun just to make yarn or hats. That was rewarding.
I can only imagine how great it will feel to spin the yarn and make a beautiful, lacy shawl with it.
If you haven't heard of Tour de Fleece...it coincides with the Tour de France and
participants choose fiber to spin or a project to work on over the three weeks
that has some sort of challenge for them. There are groups on Ravelry and other
places online to participate with others. It's fun to participate in and a great way to de-stash!
Are you participating in Tour de Fleece? Are you spinning yarn?
Or did you choose to knit or crochet a project that challenges you?
I'd love to hear about it!