Saturday, July 25, 2009
Over the line
I crossed the finish line this afternoon and I'm pretty pleased that I was able to stick to it long enough to meet the challenge. As of 2:09 pm today, the last of the Tour de Fleece two-ply came off the skein winder. My goal was to spin 1600 yards of two-ply, worsted weight yarn from one of my own fleeces, for the Shepherd's Jacket pattern from Peace Fleece. I ended up with 1725 yards. It's still unwashed, but I will get to that early next week. (I did wash it before it was carded, but it always needs to be washed and blocked just a little to finish the yarn.) It's fairly rustic and that's okay for the Shepherd's jacket. I'm on such a roll now, I'm tempted to finish spinning the rest of the fleece!