We are off & spinning as they ride the Tour de France!
This starting picture has all the openings for a flexible 2019 Tour de Fleece with favorite containers. It is very sensible; let me count the ways. On any given stage we could:
- Ply from the outer-pull balls in my WIP jar or the long-standing cotton on my Andean low whorl (back, Jennie the Potter mug);
- Leave the house with either the Zwartables wool for the Jenkins Delight or mohair for the captive ring Andean spindle;
- Love on some luxury with Muga silk for the Pau Amarillo Hounddesign or merino/alpaca/camel/silk for the holly Tabachek top-whorl; and/ or
- Be good and finish the Targhee spinning already on my Blue Mahoe Bosworth.
So naturally, I immediately changed a section of this most sensible plan… as in on the morning of Stage 1 immediately.
Rather than continuing to spin the Targhee wool from Sheepy Time Knits as last discrete sets of 3-ply, I took the 23 g of ‘The Water’ and am blending it with the 31 g of grey from ‘Carol Danvers’.
This is my end of Stage 1 picture. Not shown is the Jenkins Delight that came with us to the movies that afternoon.
The supported spindle is a Malcolm Fielding ‘Dervish’ Tibetan-style in Silky Oak with a Dymondwood shaft, 0.9 oz. It was in out-takes of blog posts but also mostly unused since I bought it new in 2014.
Yesterday we received word that a dear family friend who had a long illness passed away. She had been in hospice care, and went peacefully without pain. I am grieving her loss, and sad to be away from family and friends.
It is good to be spinning with Team Spindlers, and also to pause & write here while Ty is at his day camp. Maybe I will card some more of the two Targhee tops before an appointment this afternoon.