In spirit, if not in practice

Tour de Fleece is going well. For a given value of well.

Following the rules of the tour strictly, I should be spinning every day that the cyclists race, only taking days off when they do. I already knew starting out that this would be nigh on impossible, as I’ll be travelling next week so I’ll be missing two days of the tour already. My plans were further scuppered by a surprise trip to London last Friday. I can’t really complain, instead of sitting in my office I got to eat ice-cream by the river in the sunshine, but I did lose that day of spinning.

All is not lost though. Even though I’m not quite sticking with the letter of the rules, I’m still working in the spirit. After nearly a year of not spinning at all, I’ve already finished one braid of mystery fibre and chain plied two skeins, with questionable success.

Yes, sometimes my yarn has a face.

For my next challenge, I have some Polworth that I’m going to try to spin from fauxlags. I got the idea from a recent post on my friend Beata’s blog. I’ve never minded carding so much, but this seems like such a quick and easy way to spin woolen I just have to give it a try.

2 thoughts on “In spirit, if not in practice

  1. I figured since I would be leaving my poor husband alone all Friday, I should leave him a friend for company. ;)

  2. I love the smiley skein! The yarn turned out really nice :) I can’t wait to hear how you get on with the fauxlags.