Saturday, July 2, 2022

The Right Words

I'd been thinking about my Tour de Fleece for several weeks and was not getting super excited about any of my possible plans.  I knew Pinto was going to be the captain, but had a ton of trouble coming up with his graphic.  The weather is miserable.  There will be no peaceful porch spinning around here this year.  Honestly, I was feeling a bit of dread thinking about putting it all together.

Tim and I like to play a few of the currently popular word games each morning.  I play Wordle, both Word Hurdle games and the Quordle, which is trying to guess four words at one time.  It took a good while to talk me into trying them, but now I'm hooked.  I sit on the Wool House porch with a big cup of coffee and start guessing. 

The Wordle for July 1, the first day of the Tour de Fleece was...

Can you even believe it? :-o

It gets better.

The TdF plan I was most leaning towards was doing a deep dive into some of my most treasured fleeces.  I'd just finished spinning a bit of PPPP and was feeling sentimental.  I have Woody's lamb fleece, Daniel's lamb fleece, some special Ford, Henri, Petunia and for a really deep dive, some young(ish) Miss Ewenice.  

I was still not completely convinced...but I couldn't come up with any better ideas.  I really needed to find some inspiration or it was going to be hard to cheer lead the other members of my team when I couldn't even cheer myself along.  

I started working on the day's Quordle.  

As you can see from the PINTO graphic above, as you guess words, you almost always get some correct letters and sometimes even get them in the right locations.  Yellow means the letter is in the mix, but in the wrong position.  Green means it's the right letter in the correct location.

Three of the four words in the Quordle game behaved accordingly and I ended up figuring out each of those three words.  The fourth word...

The first guess yielded me no correct letters.  Neither did the second guess.  I did finally get one letter, but in the wrong position on the third and fourth guesses, but back to zero correct on the fifth.  In case you are wondering about my word choices, remember I'm trying to guess three other words at the same time.  STAID, BASTE and RAMEN were the correct words in the other quadrants.

You get nine chances to guess the four words.  I'd used up eight chances and only had two letters and both in the wrong positions.  I had one chance left, but I knew it was hopeless.  Still, a game is a game and I decided to make a wild guess and see how close I could get.

With only one vowel possibility, the O, I knew there might be a chance they were going to use it twice.  Y hadn't been used, so I tossed that in there as well.  Two Os and D and a Y...I had to go with WOODY.

And I won!

How's that for some inspiration :-D.

It was pretty crazy just to get PINTO, but also WOODY on the same day?!?

 So I started my Tour spinning some Woody :-).


janejmtl said...

Wow…just wow!

Camp said...

Pinto and Woody...and a loyal Amos at your feet for the trifecta :-) How about that...happy spinning!

ineedorange said...

I was tickled to get PINTO, but didn't want to talk about it when it was the word of the day. :-)

And to get WOODY on the same day! Yay. :-)

Marcy said...

Great job on the word games. I am terrible at them! I’ve observed your tdf for several years but only just watched the tour defrance for real for the very first time yesterday. Both fun to follow!

Ruth said...

Sweet Woody 😍

bobbieliz said...

I love the Pinto logo for your Tour de Fleece Punkin's Patch. I am a big Pinto fan.. Getting Pinto and Woody in the Wordle is a sign that you will now be all charged up to take a spin. If can get my new to come in the mail Baby Brother carder to arrive, I will use it for my Challenge to put some Pinto curls into roving and spin. In the meantime, I am spinning some BFL. Having fun!

Terry and Linda said...

And awayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy you go! Pinto and Woody! YAY


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