Tour de Fleece Day 12 entry Originally uploaded by boadiccea The yarn is called honeysuckle, right? The bee costume is from an awesome freecycler. ‘Nuff said.
So as mentioned before, things have been a bit challenging. I had constant pain every day that I spun, and started to get discouraged. Then I got sick and didn’t spin for a couple of days. THEN, on yesterday’s rest day on the Tour, I managed to rip part of my nail up from theContinue reading “Back in the Saddle”
Welp, I’m officially over-extended! I had to take a break from the Tour de Fleece a couple of days while I was sick, starting Thursday night. Today is an official rest day, so tomorrow I’ll start back up. I am enjoying spinning more, at least. The latest project on the wheel is some “Honeysuckle” roving thatContinue reading “Trying to keep up.”
UK Wensleydale – spun bulky Originally uploaded by boadiccea Tour de Fleece is proving to be challenging! My legs finally recovered, but my shoulders hurt, so last night was a wheel night! The last half of the 4oz of the UK Wensleydale spun up very quickly! I haven’t measured the yardage yet, but will updateContinue reading “UK Wensleydale – spun bulky”
IMG_1429 Originally uploaded by boadiccea So my strategy is to alternate nights with types of spinning: wheel one night, spindle the next, lather, rinse, repeat. Tonight was a spindle night. Which is a good thing, since my right calf is a block of painful stone after all the walking I did this past weekend, inContinue reading “Spindling away!”
Strawberry! Originally uploaded by boadiccea This weekend has been great. I did a lot of spinning, a ton of knitting, got to spend quality time with my boyfriend and friends, eat some good BBQ, and got a bunch of exercise as well. This morning alone I walked 5 miles! This is a strawberry I madeContinue reading “A Good 4th of July weekend.”
Happy Fourth of July! Today starts Le Tour de Fleece! I have made good strides. First, I grabbed some yarn I had recycled from an old sweater: and inserted some more twist into it: (because recycled yarn sometimes loses some of its twist.) So far I have done about 170 yards of it. I haveContinue reading “And they’re off!”
I have been a knitting FIEND lately! This past week I’ve done 2 dishcloths: 1 hot pad: and have cast one yet another dishcloth and a mitered dishtowel, which I expect to finish this weekend. The hot pad was pretty important for me to do… I’m getting my long-deceased grandmother’s dining set in August, andContinue reading “Been a busy lil’ Bee..”