I had big intentions for my spinning yesterday especially since it was the challenge day but...I didn't complete the challenge nor did I attempt it. After work, I met up with a handful of members of the Team of Wonder so that we could spin together and share your Tour de Fleece yarns. I was having so much fun visiting that I didn't feel like attempting a new skill so...I worked on filling two bobbins of my Alpaca blends.
I really thought when I started to spin today that I would treat today as my challenge day but...I plyed the yarns the good ol' fashioned way which includes Bears in the pool and me with a sunburn. I actually cleared off a enough bobbins to create two separate yarns. I am very pleased with the results and the yarn weights.
I have also found that no matter what I do, I always end up with approximately 200 yards of two ply yarn. Whether I spin thick or thin or thick-n-thin, it always measures out to that. I need to seriously start researching projects that require 200 yards or less. Oh wait! I already have a bazillion of them queued on my favorite list...I will sell most of the yarns that I created during TdF this year because I just don't have enough hours in the day to knit with all of the yarns I spin. I will keep a few skeins back for my own use though. Seriously, look at the photo of me holding all of that yarn. That is all of the yarn I have spun in the last month on top of working full time, taking care of my farm and family and saving the world...I have serious spinning issue ;-)
I have decided that after the TdF ends tomorrow, I will take a short break from spinning so I can finish weaving my scarf and knitting my Walking on Sunshine socks...there definitely not enough hours in the day to complete all of my fiber art's passions.