Tour de Fleece Begins!
This is the third day of Tour de Fleece and so far I'm doing great! What you can see is my spinning from the first two days. Its a wool/mohair blend (probably Romney or something similar) that I bought from an unknown vendor at Maryland and plan to make socks from. I've finished one bobbin and hope to finish the second bobbin for today's spinning. I'll ply these pretty soon since I've spun them up so quickly. I'm waiting a few more days before plying the blue and green singles I showed Friday because the green singles (which I spun first) sat on the bobbin so long the twist should have settled, while the more freshly spun blue singles still had an active twist. I've found that if I ply when the twist is either active on both bobbins or set on both bobbins I get a nicer, more balanced, finished yarn. Mixing active twist and set twist doesn't work as well for me.
At sometime over the next few days I need to do some cleaning on the blog and get some buttons up. I also plan to link to the sock tutorial in the side bar - that should make it easier to find if anyone needs to come back to it at some point.
Friday is the day the first clue gets posted about the Mystery Stole so of course I'm a bit nervous about that. I don't think I'll have the same computer related problems that haunted me last year, but I worry about leading 700+ people (can you believe it?) in a project where they have no idea what it will look like and they get the first clue and go, "Euuwww. This is the ugliest thing I've ever seen. Melanie must be nuts to think this is a good idea." So that's what's going on around here...