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Thursday, July 17, 2008

More Tour de Fleece




This is some green and orange roving that I got at a favorite fiber shop last year. I got it all spun up into singles, but had not done anything else with it. One of my Tour de Fleece goals is to get it plied. I love the mix of colors in this blend. It is a generic wool blend that was done on site at the shop, so the quantity is limited. One of the things that I enjoyed about it is that there are many more colors blended into the roving than just the orange and green. As I spun, I got a little surprise now and then when a hot pink, hot orange, some black, and various other colors would pop up. It has given the yarn more dimension and interest. I plan to start plying it tonight. We'll see how it works up.








I have chosen this lovely aqua wool carded roving, from the same fiber shop, for my spindle spinning during the Tour. I love this color. It makes me think of the ocean or of a rich aquamarine gemstone. It is really nice to spin, too!

9 comments:

  1. I love the acqua. You are doing lots of spinning. Isn't this Tour de Fleece great?

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  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous colors! I've not taken up spinning (I'm far too addicted to just knitting, LOL!) and am enthralled by the beautiful yarn you spinners create!
    Hey from Becka from the Blog Comments Train group on Ravelry!

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  3. Oh my that blue is amazing. I too am so addicted to knitting I haven't the desire to spin. I really appreciate those who do spin and what they create by hand.

    http://beancountingknitter.blogspot.com/

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  4. Melissa,
    It's working now. Good.

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  5. Congrats on reaching the end of Tour de Fleece

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  6. I am in serious yarn lust over that luscious, multi-colored stuff. Yarn barn, eh? Hmmmm, must go see! Thanks for dropping by. catie

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  7. I love the aqua fleece! I try to spin on a little drop spindle DH made for me- but I'm not very good. :) the multi-colored yarn is lovely too.

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  8. Lovely roving! This is dkswife from the rav blog train! :)

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