Saturday, July 3, 2010

Tour de Fleece - Day 1

 Today is the first day of the Tour de France

And therefore it is also the first day of Tour de Fleece!!!!!!
Above is my current unspun fiber 
that is destined for Tour de Fleece spinning!

Here are the rules, well, they're really more like guidelines:
  1. Spin every day the Tour rides, if possible. Saturday July 3rd through Sunday July 25th. Days of rest: Monday July 12th, Wednesday July 21st. (Just like the actual tour)
  2. Spin something challenging Thursday July 22nd. (The Tour’s toughest mountain stage from Pau up the legendary Col du Tourmalet)
  3. Take a button if you want one. Then we can use the button on our blogs in show of solidarity. Take it from here or grab a clean one from the flickr pool. Come join the flickr pool!
  4. Wear yellow on Sunday July 25th to announce victory. Why not wear yellow on any day you feel particularly successful? (Yellow is the color of the race leader in the Tour - but here we are all ‘race leaders’)
  5. Other colors if desired: Green (sprinter - think FAST), Polka-dot (climber - as in uphill), and white (rookie)

    A person can join as many teams as they want and each team has different categories.
    Below are the teams that I am on
    and the categories that I might have a chance in... maybe...

    Team Savethebohopuppies
     - best spinning photo with a pet/animal
    - most colorful spinning
    - most interesting place spinning took place
    - most varied fibers used over the tour

    Team SSS (Sheep Shed Studios)

    Team Phat Fiber
    - random drawing for folks that post a picture of 
    themselves spinning everyday during the tour!
    - random drawing for a Phat Fiber Box (WOOT!)
    - best spindle spun yarn

    Each day I will document my accomplishments for that day!

    Day 1

Check out my new spindle from Jürgen Schönwolffs
And the fiber on my new Kreuzspindel is the
space dyed fiber from Edith at geFilzt


And last but not least, my entry for most interesting place to spin!

This is inside the Irsee Klosterbrauerei

As you can see, the monks brew the beer.
But Shhhhhhhhhhhhh

It's a secret
This is Leroy posing in the window earlier today =)

This is me posing in the same window during Oktoberfest 2008