This year, I'm determined to make it through the Tour de Fleece. I've joined two groups on Ravelry and have also started my own thread in my Fan Club for folks to share yarns created during the Tour with Hobbledehoy Fibers. I started off Day 1 really strong, waking up at 6am to spin a corespun yarn from my own ArtBatts.
Day 2, not so awesome. I spun a few yards of a bulky single ply while my toddler spun my wheel (I need a walking wheel now!) It was one of those days where the Universe was sticking out its colossal tongue at me.
Day 3, I managed an amazing spin thanks to a gorgeous Jazzturtle batt + some fiber I carded to coordinate with it. I'm naming it "Tasseography," which is the "art" of reading tea leaves.
Tomorrow, I might enjoy one final art yarn before I begin spinning yarn for my friend's wedding shawl.
Oh, I woke up super-early this morning and freshened up my shop! There are new Rollybatts, Classic Lil Batts, Garden Compost batts, dizzed rovings, and now, TrotterBatts! TrotterBatts are batts created with sock yarn spinners/knitters in mind. They have a durable soft base with a 10% nylon blend.