The Tour de Fleece officially started on July 6th. (Links here to the Ravelry group and more information from Interweave Magazine.) Since I’ve officially stated here that I’m going to participate again this year, let’s see how much I’ve gotten accomplished so far!
This is Wonderland Dyeworks fiber in the Blooming Meadow colorway, but because of the way I’m spinning it up (with their matching sparkly Firestar Blending Fiber) it reminds me of Mardi Gras, so I’m going to be calling it my Mardi Gras handspun instead. I had thought the pictures I took were truer to the real color than they ended up, though. These pictures don’t do the color justice. I’ll have to be more careful next time.
Side note: though in the past I have joined one team or other, I’m going totally freelance this year. I didn’t have a plan ahead of time of any particular fiber artist’s wool to spin up, and I haven’t been active on any Ravelry forums that are hosting TdF teams.
Also, one more quick note:
This is a new shawl, the Sun Glitter Shawl by Jem Arrowsmith. I’m knitting it in a lovely glittery SpaceCadet yarn. (The glitter is hard to see in this pic. Glittery yarn is hard to photograph properly.) And I’ve already gotten a LOT further than this pic, since I spent the July 4th holiday knitting while talking with friends at a BBQ. It’s an easy pattern to memorize, so I didn’t need to reference any notes while I knit.
It’s Bonny’s fault. 😉 It’s also a Summer KAL, so you should join us too.