TDF prize

My TDF prize

My TDF prize

Today I received my prize for Day 21 of the Tour de Fleece from Susan’s Spinning Bunny.  But first, isn’t her clothespin cute?

What a clever idea

What a clever idea

Other than a really cute clip, I also received 4 ounces of a beautiful merino/tencel blend.

soft and shiny

soft and shiny

Here’s a closer look.

Everyone all together now - mmmmmm

Everyone all together now - mmmmmm

Yes, I have more fiber, and still haven’t finished the kilo.  But I’m a tiny bit closer.  Just a bit.

And, for your viewing enjoyment, just go take a gander at the news from the county I used to live in.  Note in particular the pictures from July 27 – 30.  Wow.  Just wow.

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Published in: on July 30, 2009 at 8:39 pm  Comments (3)  

It’s official

I finished up my last two grad classes with As.  Yes!!!  So, in addition to all the lovely spinning you’ve been seeing, I’ve also been two classes’ worth of homework.  To say I’m glad is an understatement.

Now the fun begins.  I would say at least it’s a project and not a thesis, but I get the feeling it’s still going to be a strenuous undertaking.

But I’ll think about that August 24.

Published in: on July 27, 2009 at 11:01 pm  Comments (2)  

Tour de Fleece – Day 23 wrap-up

Yes, the Tour is over. And I made some impressive progress from yesterday.

The last bobbin spun for the Tour

The last bobbin spun for the Tour

I would like to say I completed my goal, but sadly, there is still another 95 grams to spin, and then ply both that and this bobbin.

However, there is some good news – I won one of the stages!  Day 21 was so loved by my fellow spinners on Ravelry, that I will be receiving one of the fantastic prizes – four ounces of merino/tencel by Susan’s Spinning Bunny.  I have loved her stuff from afar, unable to decide on what color I wanted.  Make that what color I wanted first.

So now, lest I put it off for another year, I’m determined to finish the polwarth this week.  Then I’m going to need a break.

Published in: on July 26, 2009 at 10:27 pm  Leave a Comment  

Tour de Fleece – Day 22

Back to the beginning

Back to the beginning

Now that the plying is done, it’s back to the spinning.  An empty bobbin is a lonely sight.

Oh, and I’m blogging in 3-D.  Ramblin just handed me a pair of the glasses that came with Coraline.  Trippy.

Published in: on July 25, 2009 at 10:14 pm  Comments (2)  

Tour de Fleece – Day 21

Plenty of polwarth prettiness

Plenty of polwarth prettiness

Even though I’m very weary of spinning this batch, it is lovely.

Published in: on July 24, 2009 at 10:11 pm  Comments (2)  

Tour de Fleece – Day 20

Puny progress on plying polwarth

Puny progress on plying polwarth

Yep, that’s all I got done today.  Well, that and GETTING AN A IN ONE OF MY FINAL MASTER’S CLASSES!!!!!!!! (I’m pretty confident the other one is, too)

What does this mean?  That I have about a month off, then I have to complete a final project (I will be designing a complete online course), final paper (about best practices in online learning), and 8 hours of comprehensive exams.  And I will be done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Will I be soaking in this entire month before the onslaught?  You bet your sweet bippy.  I don’t even want to think too hard.  Except that it’s August, and that’s when already crazy work ramps up to beyond insane.  Sigh.  Oh well, December can’t be that far off.

Right?

Oh, and Lisa, I think I bought the scales at good ol’ WalMart.  I want to upgrade though, because they only go to 3 lbs.

And I may have joined a sock club.  More on that later. (yes, not the un-club, a real club, but it’s kind of the un-club’s fault and . . . oh, never mind, I’ll tell you about it later)

Published in: on July 23, 2009 at 10:25 pm  Comments (2)  

Tour de Fleece – Day 19

Homework.  Need I say more?

A piddly portion of plied polwarth

A piddly portion of plied polwarth

For more interesting pictures, go here.

Published in: on July 22, 2009 at 9:24 pm  Leave a Comment  

Tour de Fleece – Day 18

As you may have guessed, Day 17 was a rest day (but I did homework – no rest for the wicked).

So today, after all that spinning, I give you actual yarn.

Polwarth skein 5

Polwarth skein 5

And there’s another bobbin to be plied tomorrow, then back to spinning.  I am going to get this done by the end of the Tour.  I just keep telling myself that.

Published in: on July 21, 2009 at 8:59 pm  Comments (6)  

Tour de Fleece – Day 16

Lookie here, we have a nearly packed bobbin!

Polwarth bobbin #6

Polwarth bobbin #6

And more important, there’s only 204g (7.2 oz) of the kilo left to go.

Wahoo! The end is in sight!

Wahoo! The end is in sight!

Published in: on July 19, 2009 at 10:13 pm  Comments (1)  

Tour de Fleece – Day 15

Here’s about what I finished with today.

Progressing into green

Progressing into green

Tugger thought he would get into the act.

Spinning with help

Spinning with help

Published in: on July 18, 2009 at 10:55 pm  Comments (1)