Tour results are in!

A bowl full of yarn

I didn’t hit my lofty goal for the Tour de Fleece but I spun a whole lot of yarn: 34 ounces.  I spun 22 ounces of the dyed-by-my-hand BFL, 4 ounces of fat 2-ply, 4 ounces of Lynne Vogel colored Merino/Bamboo/Silk, and 4 ounces of lofty thick-and-thin. It was enough and I had fun.

I learned that I need a lot of variety in my spinning. There were days at the wheel when I just couldn’t face any more of my blue/purple BFL, that more than lack of time kept me from spinning my dreamed-about 2 pounds of BFL yarn.

I also learned I need a whole lot more practice on my thick-and-thin yarn.

What about you — did you hit your  Tour de Fleece goal? Any tips for thick-and-thin yarn?

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Jillian is the​ author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor​ of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts. She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing. Spy on her on her website

4 thoughts on “Tour results are in!

  1. Linda Hagen

    I spun enough, but didn’t get it all plied. Somehow got a mess on the bobbin while skeinning off and wasn’t able to ply the last three bobbins.
    But I have a lot of new yarn!

  2. Lisa

    I have no aspirations to become a spinner but I am amazed at the skills of all that do. The finished products are amazing! I love the blue/purple combination!

  3. Liz in Ypsilanti

    My goal, as a new spinner, was to spin every day for at least 20-30 minutes. I missed only one day (something about “real life” intruding), but most days I spindle-spun 30-40 minutes. My yarn is getting more “yarny” and less “arty.”

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