This year’s Tour de Fleece has come to an end. Goals for my first Tour were pretty simple — spin every day, work on consistency and have fun. I feel pretty good about my performance.
The 3.5 oz of Wool of the Andes peruvian turned into two skeins (137 yards) of 2-ply, worsted weight. The larger skein was plied from two separate balls. I learned to ply from a center pull ball on the smaller skein. I was able to spin the polwarth very thin on the CD spindle, with .3 oz remaining. The spindle is so light, spins fast and smooth.
Daily practice certainly made a difference. The yarn became more consistent in diameter with each day. And as my hands and shoulder got stronger I could spin for a much longer period of time. I enjoyed every minute of the Tour de Fleece, learned much and look forward to next year.
Now it’s time to concentrate a little more on some knitting projects, especially socks. I’m falling behind on my 12 socks in 2012 goal.