Yesterday I said I’d share more details on my Tour de Fleece plans for this year. Since The Tour officially starts tomorrow I thought I’d do the sharing today so that tomorrow I can, you know, just spin my little heart out. This year my goals are pretty simple, but I’m choosing to make a slight departure and actually not limit them to spinning.
First, I’m aiming to get back on a schedule of waking early to do yoga & strengthening each moring. It’s easy for me in the winter to enjoy those dark quiet wee hours to do it, but I’ve found it challenging to stay on track these days. I think the TdF is the perfect time to emphasize getting back to it as it will help my body stay strong and stretched as I spend extra time at my wheel.
Second, I just want to have fun spinning. I’m not going to push myself to hit a certain yardage or X number of pounds. My plan is to pick pretty fiber and spin it every day for as long as I can. Period.
Now, the fiber. As I said, I don’t have a special amount of fiber I’m aiming to plow through. I just want to spin the fibers I’m working on well. What I get through, I get through. What I don’t, I’ll get to later.
You probably want to see though, right? I know, I know I do, too. Now keep in mind that I had my TdF bin set a couple days ago and then I spun 12oz out of it the other night when I wasn’t feeling very good and needed a pick-me-up. So this list is definitely subject to change. For now though, it looks as though I’ll be starting here…
Next, I’ve got some TWF ‘Laundry Pile’ on deck.
I also was lucky enough to get my hands on an extra braid of ‘Birds in the Holly’ to go with my earlier spin & hopefully get me a little extra sweater yardage for this yarn.
Of course, I’ve got the TWF official Tour de Fleece 2016 colorway here.
I have an art batt from Classy Squid Fiber Co in the mix…
I’ve also got something extra special planned for my July Top of the Month Club braid, ‘Satisfied with Summer.’
If this 24oz doesn’t hold me, I’ve got one of the very first TWF braids I ever bought on hand…
And I’ve also got a combination spin of ‘Green Surround’ and ‘Reflections on Mirror Lake’ that would be fun to finally get around to. A friend in the Ravelry group spun this combination up and I fell in love. I can’t wait to see it.
As you can see, I’m sticking to mostly Three Waters Farm fibers. I’m helping to captain the team and I really adore my friends there, so I’m very excited to be active and spend a lot of my time during this special event with the group. I do have a backlog of fibers I’ve been working on from other dyers lately as well as a Craftsy class review that’ll be coming your way shortly, so you’ll be seeing that all soon, too, I hope.