Tour de Fleece is in full swing and tons of spinners are producing fantastic yarns. To check out and be inspired by some, be sure to take a peek at the Tour de Fleece Flickr pool.
During this year’s TdF, I had the pleasure of trying a wonderful new fiber … yak! It was a delightful merino/yak blend in “Coxstand” colorway by Spunky Eclectic and oh so soft. The fiber practically drafts itself and is a very smooth and relaxing spin. Four ounces of fiber yielded approximately 44o yards of fingering weight loveliness and boy oh boy, do I have plans for this yarn.
As many of you fellow ravelers know, this year the TdF and the Ravellenic Games as almost back to back. TdF runs until Sunday, July 22nd and the Ravellenic Games start on Friday July 27th … a mere 4 days between the two. Throw in our wedding anniversary and a festival and we’ve got one crazy but fun month!
I had been pondering what I wanted to knit for Ravellenic Games right up until I finished spinning my Coxstand. It told me that it needed to be knit into an Akimbo and who am I to argue with yarn? I’m still trying to decide what yarn to pair with it but I’m seriously leaning towards some of my handspun BFL since it is a larger skein and could potentially do both my Akimbo AND my West Knits Mystery KAL. Besides, I have more of this yummy BFL in my stash so I can always spin more (THAT is a very good feeling!).
Today, I’ll be back to focusing on my TdF goal and spinning my “Big Bang” in BFL. I’ve seen a few navajo plys done by other club member and love the way that it looks so I’ll be doing the same with my bump of fiber. My hope to to eventually knit a pair of Viper Piliots socks with this yarn.
So what fun craftiness are you all up to this week? Are you spinning the TdF too or planning on participating in the Ravellenic games? I’d love to hear all about it!