Tour De Fleece Week 2 and 3 – Fiber, Animals, and Music

While week one of the Tour De Fleece was designated as food and fiber week on Ravelry, week two’s theme was animals and week three had a theme of music.

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DSCF0324DSCF0326During week two I finished spinning and plying 2 skeins of wool from our sheep Pippi. It is now waiting to be dyed the color of Coral Aqua Reef and then I can start knitting it up into a Pippi scarf.  Then I started spinning some soft blue wool and more of Pippi.

We were staying at a friend’s house during animal week.  She is the kind of friend who is fine with me bringing BOTH my spinning wheels into her house as she welcomes our family for 3 weeks as we try to work out a mold problem in our house. As a result of not being at home, I don’t have many pictures of the animals to share with you. Although technically I am sharing some pictures  of some of our animals’ hair!

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Music week I plied together the blue and white which made me dizzy as I watched the blue travel up the white like a barber shop sign.

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photo 2 For some reason this yarn is calling out to me to be a hat, but I’m not sure yet. DSCF0370

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DSCF0383The unspun wool in some of those pictures is what I spun the rest of music week, week three, the last week. It is a dreamy merino silk blend in a color called Black Cherry Moonshine. Don’t you just want to eat it? (Or drink it?)  I do!

A Help Exchanger who stayed in the cabin recently (Check out the section of the blog on Cabin Help Exchange if you are interested) was a great mandolin player and he and I played music together while he was here. Here are some evening pictures of jamming bluegrass on the porch taken by Mama.DSCF0237DSCF0230 DSCF0231 DSCF0252

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You can also go to our friend’s blog, Pilgrims at Tinker Creek, to see beautiful pictures of a lovely evening spent at the Fincastle Winery with friends and music.

The Tour de Fleece got me back into the habit of spinning and reminded me of how much I enjoy playing with fiber. Here is what I accomplished in those three weeks. It was skeins of fun!

And now to knitting.

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I promise I’ll give you a break from fiber now!

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