I've decided that my challenge this year is to actually spin every day the Tour de France rides, only taking the two designated rest days off (July 12th and July 21st) and spinning something difficult on July 22nd for the toughest mountain stage. This is following the main Tour de Fleece group on Ravelry.
I'm not super Raverly savvy, but I decided to start a Wild Card group for anyone who'd like to join in. We are Team My Favorite Sheep.
This TDF group is open to anyone who has a favorite sheep, wishes they had a favorite sheep or didn’t even know you could have a favorite sheep. While we’d prefer your Tour de Fleece challenge is spinning wool, we’ll still let you join in if your challenge involves spinning other fibers…but might make you sing a silly sheep song to prove you are worthy of ‘sociating with Miss Ewenice and her Punkin’s Patch friends at Equinox Farm ;-).
Your challenge should be a true personal challenge of any level and anyone completing their challenge will be entered in a drawing for a special needle felted Miss Ewenice sheep at the end of the tour.
Enjoy the ride!
Near the bottom of the list you'll find "Team My Favorite Sheep". Click there. You can actually join as many groups as you'd like and there are some funny sounding ones on there. When you get to the "discussion board" of Team My Favorite Sheep, click "reply" to the first discussion thread and let us know what you will be working on.
If you'd like to join in, but don't want to get
By spinning every day (why on earth am I not already doing that?!?) I should be able to easily complete the Jester colors - white, medium gray and dark gray - and have time to reward myself with my neighbor's Clun Forest roving.
Feel free to copy this "button" for your blog. I know there are ways to actually create a button that automatically links, but I'm not quite that tech-y, so you'll have to just do your best and if someone wants to "fix" it, that would be great.
Let me know if I'm not making any sense or if you have any questions. Please feel free to join in and have some crazy sheep fun! This will be my third Tour de Fleece and I've thoroughly enjoyed every year and feel like it's really improved my spinning.