Posts Tagged ‘Tour de Fleece’
Il Tour de Fleece 2009 è finito e il risultato è questa meravigliosa Maglia Gialla.
E ‘stata un’esperienza meravigliosa! Grazie a tutti!
Un solo problema: adesso con che scusa mi metterò a filare quando invece dovrei preparare la cena?
Urge un altro concorso! Aiuuuutoooo!
I’m uploading here the ten yarns I’ve handspun for the Tour de Fleece 2009, just to have them all in one place.
You can find more detailed images of these yarns in my previous posts here.
I’ll be updating my Flickr album as soon as possible too.
My congratulations to all participants who have spun so many incredible yarns.
Again, it has been an honour to be included in this challenge. I’ve had a great time!
Many thanks Katherine!
I did it!!! I achieved my goal!!!
I had set myself the challenge to handspin at least ten yarns by the end of the Tour de Fleece.
It might seem an easy challenge, but two factors complicated my adventure: I discovered the existence of the Tour de Fleece very late and – above all – I’ve been on holidays all alone with my two kids, here at the seaside.
It has been a wonderful experience, though a bit stressful.
My internet connection has been – and still is – very slow and unreliable, to the point that one day it left me completely isolated from the world.
My kids want to go to the seaside every day. What can I tell them? Maybe that I would like better to stay at home and handspin? It’s true, but completely insane.
Well, despite that, I could do my job.
So here are my yarns.
This is Sodalite, another creation inspired by a wonderful semi-precious stone:
It contains superfine merino, kid mohair locks and a lot of mulberry silk:
The second yarn is named Seafoam.
I know, I know, it’s not a very original name, but I chose its colors and materials looking at the sea.
First I carded in many soft batts a lot of white mulberry silk, a squishy superfine merino in teal, light blue, pale turquoise and yellow, and a slight touch of black BFL to enhance the contrast.
Then, I produced a coiled yarn to imitate the movement of the waves.
With Seafoam I’ve reached the goal of handspinning ten yarns.
If my internet connection is still alive tomorrow, I’ll try to organize all of them in a dedicated post or in a gallery.
Now I’m going to bed.
I’m very tired. But I’ll be missing my challenge.