I love to spin. No that's not emphatic enough. I LOVE to spin!!!!
Occasionally I go on spinning benders, where I just. can't. stop. I don't have the time to do this very often, but occasionally the stars align and I'll spin braid after braid of fiber. Having finished up some deadline knitting, this past week has been one of those times.
The fiber on the top is Tempted Handpainted SW BFL Roving in "Storm Front". The bottom left is A Verb For Keeping Warm Essential Luxury Fiber Club March 2013 installment, a scrumptious baby camel/silk, and the bottom right is unidentified (the label is long gone) but I can tell from the feel and the way it spins that it's merino. The braid on that one was a little felted so it was a bit of a pain to spin.
Since I've been on such a spinning binge, I've decided to join Tour de Fleece this year. I've wanted to do this for ages, but this is the first summer where I actually have the time. I've joined Team Rookies, as this is my first year in the TdF. I've also joined Team Spin From Stash, because my fiber stash rivals my yarn stash. And yes, I do understand that this means I'm simply turning fiber stash into yarn stash. And because I am weak and spent a little too much time in the Tour de Fleece forums this morning, I ordered a sweater's worth of fiber. So yeah. Um, what was that I said about spinning from my stash? Ahem. I will also spin from my stash. Honest. The sweater's worth is the equivalent of only 4 braids. I can do that in a week. Right?
The pretty fiber in the photo above is Blue Moon Fiber Arts Handpainted Roving in Rare Gems. It has been in my stash for eons. TdF starts on Saturday and I'm going to be on the road quite a bit this weekend, so I decided to start by spinning this fiber on one of my Spindlewood spindles. (Spindlewood makes beautiful spindles and they spin divinely. You can read more about them in this post I wrote way back in 2007.)
Who else is joining Tour de Fleece this year? I'd love to hear what you're spinning and what team(s) you've joined.