Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Well here at last is the result of my labours during the Tour de Fleece so far. I'm really pleased with the end product. This is the Bleu de Maine that I bought last year. I separated it into the darker and lighter parts of the fleece and carded and spun them separately. I've plied three singles together as I read somewhere (can't remember where) that this makes for a yarn which knits up better. It's certainly more rounded than the two plys that I've spun previously. It seems more even as well.

I have in mind a cardigan knitted on largeish needles so it's a bit lacey but I'm not sure if I'll have enough. I must do all the weighing and measuring and wraps per inch dohickey so I can work it out, but I can't be arsed at the moment.

At the weekend I went down to Ro's as she wanted to borrow my drum carder to do some more of the never ending Jacob. On Saturday we went out for lunch with Annie (another sister) and then we went for a walk. Ro insisted on taking Tiger who is very well behaved on a lead, a bit like a dog! We went along a gated road through a field of cattle who were fascinated by the proceedings and decided that they'd follow us. It was a bit like grandmothers footsteps. When we stopped and turned round they stopped too, when we walked on they followed us. Spooky!


Ling said...

Love the results of your "Tour de Fleece". Love the colour range!

Is that Ro's pet pony? It's adorable!

Artis-Anne said...

Gorgeous spinning there and I love the piccie of Ro taking Tiger for a walk so cute :)

Kath said...

Thats a lovely bit of spinning there - I must try 3 ply sometime it does look more rounded as you say. What a great pic of Ro with Tiger and the cows. Tiger look adorable!
Oh - do you do deliveries to North Wales? I was in a shop in Criccith the other day and saw some Suma goodies and thought of you!

Annie said...

Your yarn looks fab - how much does it weigh in total?