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The challenge was to spin every day July 3-25.  I did fairly well, only missing a few days here and there.

I spun three different yarns, and had a finished yardage of 1202 yards.

what I spun for tour de fleece

l to r: Crown Mountain Farms superwash merino roving 3 ply sock weight, targhee/merino 3 ply chunky weight, Wild Hare Fiber wool top navajo plied

I’m fairly happy with the way they all turned out, even if I did have to ply the chunky weight twice (first go was way overspun, so I went back and took out some of the twist).  Now to think up projects that will use these yarns…

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I was lucky enough to catch the last Wollmeise update at the Loopy Ewe.  I snagged a skein of Lila Ludmilla, which is a quite lovely purple.

Wollmeise Lila Ludmilla

I’m also doing some spinning for the Tour de Fleece.  Here is my progress so far.

This is a Crown Mountain Farms superwash merino roving.  Colorway is Aqualung!  I spun it at a 12.5 to 1 ratio.  There are 490 yards of three ply, 80 yards of chain ply.  The second pic is a close-up of the three ply.  Turned out pretty nice.

Tour de Fleece Day 2

CMF- Aqualung

The next two are my try at a worsted three ply.  The turquoise is a little uneven, but the chocolate is much more consistent.  I’ve still got a half a bobbin of the chocolate, and a natural white targhee to spin.  Then I’ll ply them and hope for the best.

tdf day 3

Chocolate Merino Roving

And I’ve still got lots of secret knitting going.  Lots.

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