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Jul. 2nd, 2014 | 11:55 am

The knitting goes on. I miscalculated a bit on my sleeves and would have done the increases differently had I not miscalculated, but I think in the end, it will work out OK. I'm going to go ahead and finish this one and see what happens when I wash it. If it doesn't work, I'll just rip and do it again. No big deal.

The front and back await their sleeves.


But I'm not likely to make a ton of knitting progress over the next few weeks as it's Tour de Fleece time. I've never felt like participating before because I wasn't a very dedicated spinner, but I've really been enjoying the spinning this year, so I'm bringing that to the table, along with an enormous pile of fiber.



In the meantime, I'm finishing up 8 oz of black Leicester long wool. It wasn't a particularly fun spin, but not too onerous either. I did practice my long draw drafting a lot on it, so that was nice. It's good to have some solid sheepy colored yarn around to use as contrast with the colors I tend to pick.



I'm going to try to spin this green/black/gray into a light fingering weight to make Hitofude. I'm not sure if I'll have enough yardage, but I think the pattern will work out if I need to do a color change.


The Thunderboom fiber is destined for some kind of wintery accessories since the green in it is exactly the same green as my sweater.

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Heather

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from: kadenza
date: Jul. 2nd, 2014 09:03 pm (UTC)
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The sweater continues to be amazing! You'll be wearing it in no time.

I would totally do the TDF but I'll be away for half of it. It couldn't hurt to play along, though.

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Carrie

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from: zinniz
date: Jul. 2nd, 2014 09:43 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! It really is too bad that it's going to be a million degrees outside when I finish it though (hoping i'm not jinxing the project by saying that).

I found a couple pretty relaxed groups to join on Ravelry for the TdF. It's not as structured as the ravellenics. In fact, quite a few people have already said they can't do every day because of trips. It is a little silly anyway, but I find it fun to spin along with other people, even virtually.

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夢の天使 - Angel of Dreams

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from: yume_no_tenshi
date: Jul. 4th, 2014 12:01 pm (UTC)
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Do you ever dye your own fiber?

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Carrie

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from: zinniz
date: Jul. 7th, 2014 02:18 pm (UTC)
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I'm delighted to see you're still here reading! I have tried dyeing a few times. It really isn't for me. I am not particularly talented about picking colors that work well together, and I didn't have a lot of luck keeping the fiber from compacting while in the dyebath. It works much better for me to take advantage of the wonderfully talented dyers out there. I'm happy and it keeps them in business.

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