I love the beginning of the Tour de Fleece! Why? Well, it falls on a holiday weekend so I get an extra day to enjoy my favorite fiber arts passion, it's usually hot so my family spends it by the pool which happens to be surrounded by Alpaca pastures and it brings together tons of people who also enjoy the wonder of spinning yarn together.
I started the Tour de Fleece off this year by spinning from my herdsire, Midnight Magic's Mystery. I am far from completing the yarn for this project but I ran out of him so...I have more of his fleece drying so I can create more. So far I have 5oz of Mystery spun. My goal is to have a light fingering weight yarn and if I get enough yardage...I hope to have a special shawl created out of him.
Day Two found me spinning on one of my fiber boys, SpinSanity of Wonder. I could almost spin his fleece straight from the locks, he is so fine but...I have run him through the drum carder a couple of times. I am planning on plying him with Suri that I will be spinning tomorrow. I got about 6oz done. Since tomorrow is my last day of the holiday weekend, I hope to get lots accomplished before I go back to work.
So far the discussion amongst the Team of Wonder has been a lot of fun and lots of bobbins are being filled with Alpaca. I am enjoying all of the fun fiber talk. More importantly, I am enjoying the time I get to spend with my family, my Alpacas and my spinning wheel this weekend. It has been the perfect long weekend.