2012 Tour de Fleece plans

I’ve done the Tour de Fleece in 2008, 2009, and 2011 and it’s the biggest boost to my spinning productivity all year. This year the Tour goes from Saturday June 30th to Sunday July 22nd, and my goals are:

Spin every weekday of the Tour de France

One way to achieve this is to spin while I’m in front of my lightbox first thing in the morning. The light box is great for helping me sleep but you do have to sit in front of it for 30 minutes every day. And the wheel is right next to the sofa by the light box.

Spin the 4oz merino/brushtailed possum fibre

From the gone-but-not-forgotten Woodland Woolworks catalog, I’m curious how this will spin. Having knit with a merino/possum/cotton blend, this could be great yarn for a warm hat or soft cowl. The fibre is a nice greyish brown colour and soft like cashmere.

Have at least two skeins of usable yarn by the end of the Tour

One should be the merino/possum, another might be the camel/silk fibre, I just need to spin the second bobbin and ply. I might spin some Jacob, or Cormo, or Teeswater. My 2012 stashdown applies to the spinning fibre stash as well as yarn, I haven’t bought any this year and I’m hoping to spin down some of the stash for the Tour.

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