Busy days, but I am making steady progress on my TdF project. Last night, I finished plying my first skein, Spunky Eclectic Mixed BFL in “Forest.” It’s 3.7 oz. sportweight 2-ply. I was aiming for fingering, and it actually looks close to that to me, but the total yardage is only 250 yards for the 3.7 ounces, and that’s more in line with a DK-weight. So I’m calling it sportweight. I hate to show it before it’s bath, but that seems to be what we do during Tour de Fleece, yes?
As I’ve mentioned, I’m doing a gradient spin in preparation to knit a Sugar Maple. The pattern calls for fingering, but I guess I’ll make it work with a slightly heavier yarn.
The next yarn is now on the wheel – Funky Carolina Mixed BFL in “Carrots.” I left roughly .3 ounces of the Spunky Eclectic as singles on the bobbins to blend with the Funky Carolina. The “Carrot” is mostly coppery orange with some forest green, and the “Forest” is all green. I can’t wait to see how it plies up.
Hope you are enjoying a good Tour and a happy Independence Day!