The Tour de Fleece finished up last week. I thought I’d have a lot more spinning done, but then I was expecting to be at home working on the wheel. Instead, the day the Tour de France started I was off on a family vacation in Niagara Falls wandering around Marineland. The spindles traveled with me and I was finally able, over the course of a few weeks, to finish turning my Handmaiden Lady Godiva Sliver into singles. When the Tour was finally over and I was back at my wheel I turned it into about 360 yards of 4 ply in about 100g:
I picked this stuff up for the lovely subtle mother-of-pearl colours and I love the result. I clearly need to design a shawlette to knit.
While I was at home after Niagara Falls, I spun up my box of Corriedale Cupcakes into 970 yards of 2 ply in about 180g:
Then it was back and forth to a cottage my parents had rented about an hour away, with more spindling. I got about half of my Into The Whirled Romney in Cottage Garden spun up on my heaviest Golding spindle:
After the cottage came my son’s 5th birthday party (no spinning) and finally, a trip to Paris during the final week of the Tour de France! I took my tiny Golding and some lovely fine merino from Corgi Hill Farm and had my picture taken all around Paris spinning. It was perfect for waiting in lines. Although that only happened a couple of times, it was totally worth it to have it in my bag.
On the final day of the Tour de France I watched the race beside the Tuileries near the Musée D’Orsay. What a wonderful experience!
This July was a little more eventful than expected, but I had a lot of fun and I’ve got some lovely yarn (and yarn in progress) to show for it.