Yesterday was the official kick off day for Tour De Fleece 2011. I am super excited to be taking part again this year and am spinning with Team Canada.
I was all prepped and ready with a really gorgeous batt that I bought from Belfast Mini Mills and it took a lot of determination NOT to start spinning it the day I took it home. You can see pics of the batt in one of my previous posts .
I started yesterday with a big cup of good green tea and my yummy, yummy batt and spinning wheel. The fiber is so soft and fluffy and spins VERY well without pre-drafting. It took no time at all to spin up and ounce of it!
Today was also quite productive on the spinning front. I managed to spin another ounce of fiber before the kids got up this morning. I somehow feel that this fiber isn’t going to last quite as long as I had anticipated but once it is finished I will most definitely be knitting it into a new shawl.
Be sure to stay tuned to my blog for further tour de fleece updates, pictures, and to see what shawl I decide to knit with my new handspun!