|My Romney fleece before processing|
My team for the Tour is Team Sasquatch, which consists of knitting and spinning podcasters and their listeners. It's nice to be on a big team of people with a common interest (well, other than knitting). Competitors cheer each other on, offer advice and encourage those with spinning injuries or equipment failure. Having your drive band snap just when you are just getting your spinning groove on is just not cool. You need moral support for that kind of tragedy!
My goal for this year's Tour is to spin up a beautiful Romney fleece that a friend and I bought at Rhinebeck a year and a half ago. We sent the fleece out to be processed and split what came back, each getting about 2.5 lbs of gorgeous wool, which is the most fiber I've ever purchased at one time. I want to spin all of it up on the 23 days of the tour and if I have time I'm going to try to ply it as well.
|Weighing one of my Tribbles!|
Now I just have to be a patient little spinning and wait until Saturday evening to get my spin on!