Tuesday, July 29, 2014

2014 Tour De Fleece Wrap Up


The challenge I set for myself, besides spin every day of the Tour de France/Fleece was to spin up all sorts of loose bits of roving I had squirreled away here, there and everywhere.  In the end I was successful with my daily spinning goal and ended up with 32 oz and 1800 yards of yarn.  And it sure was fun to hang out with a variety of some of my favorite sheep.


These two browns - the red brown and pale brown in the center are both from Petunia.  The dark was her lamb fleece and the light from last year.


I especially enjoyed spinning this skein of Peabody, spun long draw.  


Here are three different white sheep.  Peabody in the middle, a Perendale/Cheviot cross on the right and I can't remember who that is on the left.  Three different whites.  Isn't that interesting?


Jester, always a fun spin, and Beanie Baby, also very nice.


And some tiny samples of some lace weight from Miss Ewenice.  The large skein was my first attempt - too thick.  The second and third skeins are in the ball park.  Sampling is important ;-).

Some other sheep I spun were Henrietta, Popcorn PeePee Pants, Elizabeth, Joshua, some mixed Jacob, a Tunis sample, Shetland sample, California Red cross, hmmm who else...  Goal for next year - better record keeping!  Or maybe I shouldn't wait that long ;-).

If you participated with the Tour de Fleece and completed your challenge but weren't signed in on Ravelry, drop me an email and let me know you would like to be included in the prize drawings :-).

Now to figure out what I want to make with all that yarn!




15 comments:

Michelle said...

Love your basketful of yarn! I'm knitting with a TdF skein as I watch the news....

Tyche's Minder said...

I also have to work on my recording keeping. :) After a certain point, it's hard to remember which white came from which animal! But I do remember PPPP's and mine fleece spun up looks a lot like that Perendale/Cheviot cross you show. I must be doing something right, yay. And Miss Ewenice is very fuzzy. What breed(s) was she?

Leanne Coppola said...

Love it all!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Ewenice was a Border Leicester :-).

karen said...

wow! you sure did spin a lot :) I love all the natural hues in that pretty basket!

Andee said...

What a triumph!!! That is am amazing basket of yarn. I recommend knitting a Leave of Grass by Jared Flood.

Sheepmom said...

A big basketful of time and talent! Be sure to tag those skeins so you know who's who a year from now ;-)
Love Petunia's lighter shade - very different. Congrats!

Valerie said...

What beautiful yarn! You are so talented! Blessings, Valerie

small farm girl said...

Beautiful! You have such talent.

Kim said...

The lace weight is gorgeous! Someday maybe I will be able to spin that thin. Probably not as pretty as that though.

MarmePurl said...

Its all beautiful. But that lace weight...
In awe.

thecrazysheeplady said...

I recommend a nice long wool for learning to spin thin. It won't be merino soft, but I like the fuzzy halo and it's hard to mess it up :-).

Het Wolbeest said...

Love the yarns you spun. They look stunning; all these natural colours and the Perendale/Cheviot cross so white!! I didn't perservere and still have some spinning to cath up with ;-), love, Alexandra.

Terry said...

32 ounces! Wow!
Love Jester's.

thingsherelately.com said...

So gorgeous!!! I still can't get over the fact that you know the sheep that made those yarns...so cool! :)

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