Well it is that time of year again! Despite the real Tour de France being postponed/cancelled due to Covid-19, the spin along held via Ravelry is going ahead.
This year I am the team captain of a small group of ladies from the Highland Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers (#TeamHighlandGuild2020). This is the first year we are joining in one of these online events, so we shall see how that goes. BritSpin may gain more interest as it is over a much shorter period and has a more competitive and fun element to it.
I’m also taking part as a member of TeamCKT2020, which is Laura’s team from the Corner of Knit and Tea YouTube channel. This will be my 3rd year in her team :). You can join multiple teams (depending on those team’s rules).
I like Tour de Fleece, it is a good opportunity to establish a routine of spinning as it runs from today, 27th June to 19th July, with a couple of scheduled rest days. You can spin as much or as little as you like. I’m going to do at least 15 minutes a day, but given there’s a LOT of football on at the moment I suspect I’ll be doing a couple of hours some evenings and a bit during the days as well.
During last year’s Tour de Fleece, I started the Coastal Colours baby camel and tussah silk top – but didn’t finish it and although I’ve done a few bits more throughout the year, it still isn’t finished! So that is one of of the priorities to finish.
Also I have the woollen spinning of the John Arbon Harvest Hues fibre, that I prepped into rolags and have spun a lot already, but still a lot more to finish.
Finally, for the two challenge days I am thinking of spinning some of the Samoyed dog hair I prepped a long time ago and haven’t yet started spinning for my neighbour.
I only have a total of 4 bobbins, so I will need to be careful how I manage what is on them.
*The Tour de Fleece picture is taken from Ravelry, but I don’t see a name to credit, but I don’t have the copyright, but believe we are allowed to use to blog about it.