Saturday, July 1, 2017

And We're Off

Well, 20 loaded me down for this year's Tour de Fleece.  I knew he would.  We're alike that way ;-). Since this seems to be the year of color, we settled on the Elizabeth blues, Murphy's gray, Chocula's light brown,  Petunia's darker brown, some white over gray core roving from Allie and gray over white core roving from Billy Belly.  Those last three are from deep in the SABLE*. 

The colorful batt in the bag came from a friend and is for one of the challenge days.  Not that I think the batt is going to be challenging, but the whole spinning red, green and white into one yarn...  I may have to add in a small ball of Plain White as an antidote.  This Tour will cure me or kill me!  

*Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy


I think the team ravatar turned out cute.  Muffin and Biscuit grazing nose to nose in the blooming clover :-).


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Just like in real life.

Thank you for all the kind words for Jester.  The very first wool I spun was Punkin's.  I sat down at a friend's wheel one afternoon and she got me started.  And while I was very excited to actually be making yarn, I found myself choking back tears.  It goes fast, that wool through your fingers. Those twelve years. Jester's seventeen.  I don't think I'll be spinning any Jester this year.


9 comments:

Alice said...

Looks like you have an exciting basket!!! So glad that #20 was able to help you choose.... such good taste!

paula said...

Love the colors! Wool from the sheep you have loved and cared for helps to remember them....

Windswept Farm said...

I love the ravatar. Such a creative talent you have.

Marilyn F. said...

I love your colors, right up my alley. And you will make something wonderful with them. Can't wait to see . . . enjoy!!!

Shirley said...

I love the ravatar!
Those colours go so well together. Good choices!
Remember, the sadness comes because of love. (hugs)

sophy0075 said...

Spinning Jester or not, you'll be thinking about him (sorry; go get a tissue.) He was a prince among sheep, no matter his name.

LannieK said...

20 will be your assistant and cheer you along! Love the colors! And the Ravatar is so perfect ~ they even form a ♡ above the four leaf clover!

ElaineChicago said...

Such a lot of wool to spin!! Great colors. I see the Espinner is being called on for duty. Ravitar is too precious1

Sheepmom said...

You really nailed it with that Ravatar! Your blue is perfect. You might have to breathe into a paper bag when you do the colored batt. Can't wait to see the yarn!

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