Tour De Fleece Week One – Fiber and Food
Team Mosaic kicked off Tour De Fleece 2013 with a lovely party at Mosaic Yarn Store in Roanoke. The team members and their wheels formed a circle around a table of delicious treats; eating, talking, laughing, knitting and most importantly spinning while listening to the whirring of the wheels and drop spindles.
The rest of week one, I focused on spinning wool from our sheep named Pippi Longstocking. She is famous as her father was the UNC mascot ram, Ramsey. I was hiking when Pippi was born and I’ve never gotten over the disapointment of missing our first lamb birth, although I’ve seen many more since then. Pippi is a Tunis Dorset cross and was born with the red coloring on her legs that is typical of the Tunis breed and reminded me of stockings – hence her name!
The theme of the first week of Tour De Fleece was food and fiber and so, as those are two of my favorite things, here are some pictures.
This was my first post on the Tour De Fleece forum:
And for food – there is plenty of it in July!