I should have consulted my sister, who is learning French, about how to say “the end” instead of just Google Translate.
The 100th Tour de France has ended, so the 6th Tour de Fleece has also ended. Here is the sum of what I have spun. Kinda pathetic, but I guess I just won’t be able to get a satisfying amount of yardage spun in that amount of time until I can afford a spinning wheel. All the fiber I used this year came from sheep.
From left to right, the fibers are:
- Unknown yardage/weight of Coopworth, still on the spindle.
- 314 yards/122 grams of Navajo-plied Blue-Faced Leicester, my favorite sheep to spin.
- 183 yards/67 grams of Navajo-plied Shetland. My first experience spinning from a batt was mediocre; I love this yarn a LOT more.
- Unknown yardage/weight of Romney wound off onto knitting needles, waiting to be plied with the other colors once I spin them.
I ended up with a total of 497 yards/189 grams of finished yarn. (Although, if you add up the singles and count plying as spinning, a total of 1,988 yards—more than a mile—passed through my hands.)
I should keep in mind that my goal for my second Tour de Fleece was not in yards of finished yarn or ounces of fiber spun. It was to make it through the entire thing without hurting myself, which I did this year!!