Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saturday Spinning

I left my Tour de Fleece goals pretty loosey goosey.  While spinning every day would have been ideal, I figured that getting anything done was better than what had been getting done.  I've washed several fleeces, wove the Daniel scarf, prepped some lamb fleece, spun a couple of small skeins.  Today I wanted to clock some mileage.  

I'm not sure why I grabbed Henri, but I'm glad I did.  I love spinning Jacob fiber and hers has always been a fun spin.  She had an almost silky fleece that practically spun itself.  I recently got Kate Davies' Book of Haps and decided Henri would make a nice hap.  Of course, half the fun is deciding which one...and spinning the yarn.

I don't remember when I did this, but found one ball of singles already finished.  Can't beat that. Now to look back through the blog to see if there's a note about when I spun that.  Surely not last year's Tour de Fleece...right?  Oh, good grief, it was :-/.

Pretty Henri

This was her last fleece (2015) and it has some quite a bit of VM (vegetable matter) mixed in. Too much to think about selling it...and I doubt I would have anyway.  She was a favorite sheep and much missed.  I'll love having a cozy memento.

Henri had gotten too feeble to make the trek in and out of the Del Boca Vista annex this summer and this has not been a summer you could weather out in the little shed.  Yeesh, it's been hot!

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Bullwinkle got himself in all sorts of trouble today and now the Unit is in danger of being called the BRS (Bullwinkle Retrieval System).  Pictures on Instagram, but also shared to Twitter and case you aren't already following his adventures.


sophy0075 said...

I love spinning Jacob, especially the fleeces that are all over the place variegated- it's like Forrest's chocolates, except you dont't know what color will spin up (you *do* know it will be tasty!)

Which hap? Maybe we could have a PP Hap KAL? I mean, it's not like any of us are overextended or anything. There's only the rest of TdF, the Ravellenics, Socktober, Spinzilla, Wovember, and Christmas. Oh yeah, and cook like crazy Turkey Day.

Susan said...

That fleece/yarn looks absolutely fabulous......REAL HAPS need a bit of VM in them!!

Sandra said...

For Tour De Fleece, I usually end up spinning the fleeces with too much VM to sell...I am working on a Romney lambs fleece now. Thankfully with the longwools, most of it falls out while spinning.
I love your gray yarn :)
Happy Spinning!


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