Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tour de Fleece 2009: Forfeit

Well I has the best intentions and then life kicked in....
So I did not finish my challenge, but I learned many other things, so all is well.
In fact I did half.

Pretty ironic that the colorway I finished are the cool ones, considering that the temperatures are so high right now, I cant even touch wool...
I am knitting cotton, does not matter if it gets wet from my constantly drenched body or the dips every ten minutes in the ocean, I am staying cool....Almost.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tour de Fleece 2009: Days 5 & 6

Was too tired yesterday do do much after work, less take pictures or blog, but did manage 1/2 of a repeat on "Rainy Day Ocean"

Then today finished the other 1/2,
The colorway is definitely cooler,

and there it is drying in the shade.

"Sunny Day Ocean" is finally dry, with all the moisture around it took a couple of days, and I noticed that the Alpaca/Silk blend is denser. It did bloom in a lovely way in the end.

First challenge finished and met, on to the warm garden colors tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tour de Fleece 2009: Day 4

Got home fairly early from work and managed to put in 2 hours of spinning!!!
Started on "Cloudy Day Ocean" color pathway, very appropriate, it has been pouring all day.
Goal met for today, 1 entire repeat of the colorway. This time I decided to vary the length of certain colors, partly for interest, partly as I realized that I have less of some...
Meanwhile DH got his new toy yesterday,

Just a little hop as it is raining... But spent time fixing some shipping damage, anyway more fun to come!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Tour de Fleece 2009: Day 3

Finished the bobbin today, went pretty well as I spun kind of random amount of each color.

Ready to wash picture with flash...
and in natural light which is quite extraordinary today as a tremendous thunder storm hit us and woke me up at 4:30am.

The hank is now drying in the bathroom, tomorrow work, less time to spin, but intend to start on "Ocean rainy day"... Stay tuned!!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Tour de Fleece 2009: Days 1 and 2

After a very slow start, as in couldn't go near the wool yesterday I was so exhausted, I made up for it today and put 2 days worth in...
Anyway my challenge is to spin "Noro" out of alpaca silk blend that I dyed a few weeks ago. After reading about the "Noro" philosophy of color blending and mixing I set my wool on my chair and stared...
These are the choices I made based on nature surrounding me.

Cloudy Day Ocean

Cloudy Day Summer Garden

Sunny Day Summer Garden

These are the 4 color pathways I will attempt for my challenge.

Today I started on "Sunny Day Ocean", the colorway is warm and rich.

I am spinning sock weight, can't be technical I am going on radar, I also want to be able to use it for my hats.
Anyway a good start, and more fun to come.