Last year I bought the wheel, this year I'm in the gruelling Tour De Fleece! My goal is modest--to spin every day of the Tour de France and get into the groove of spinning. It's been fun to set aside some time just for spinning and I'm already noticing my spinning is easier and more consistent for the effort.
I started slow and lazy with some Ashland Bay fibre in Cranberry. I just let the spinning happen and now have 230 grams of soft singles that I'm going to ply into soft chunky yarn.
Last night I dug through my stash for the next project (note to self, you have a lot of fibre to spin) and decided on this lovely Grafton batt from last year's club.
I'm attempting the self-striping yarn again in fingering weight. The fibre just spun like nothing last night and I'm very happy with the results.
Tomorrow and Friday will be the big challenge. We're off to Great Wolf Lodge for two days of water sliding and I have no intention of bringing the wheel. So I need to spin before we leave tomorrow and Friday night after a day of sliding. I think I might pull out some practice fibre for that spin because if our trip to Fallsview last summer is any indication, I will be almost dead by the time I get home!