Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tour de Fleece

I entered the Tour de Fleece again this year (2-24 Jul 2011) -- on three teams -- Peloton, Schacht, and Painted Tiger. And while I don't manage to spin quite everyday, I do most days.

First off, I oiled up my trusty Schacht Matchless wheel.

Then I picked out four different fibers to attempt (don't know if I'll complete all four). There are two sheep-based fibers from the Painted Tiger, one a merino, the other a corriedale. And two alpacas - a 50/50 suri/huacaya blend (brown) from the Fiber Festival of New England and an alpaca (gray) from the MA Sheep and Wool Festival.

I'm starting with the gray's the smallest.

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