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TDF 2012 – Days 5-8

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Radio silence on Tour? I think not! S was in town so I was a bit more quiet on the tour front, and I feel like I’m making nooo progress. But then I took a photo of what I’ve done so far and feel a bit better.

Anyway, I worked primarily on the silvery CVM, and so it’s gone from this:

into this:

The skein photo is pretty spot on for the actual colour of the yarn. I’m very pleased with this, even if I should have let it rest longer before plying so it didn’t break so much. Next skein of CVM I’m just gonna bite the bullet and swap flyers for a higher ratio.

So for my first weekish of the Tour, I have done ALL THIS wow:

Isn’t that cool? I haven’t counted any yardages, and won’t till later I think. The green spindle is still getting added to, mostly at work/on the go because I like to be able to get some spinning done even if one evening is spent primarily processing.

In non-Tour news, I tried out those tube watercolours I got, and I can safely say I’m pretty intrigued. I think my palette is slightly more blue than I want, but I’m planning on picking up a tube of more yellow green this upcoming Saturday and a brighter yellow to help balance it out. First painting is very pleasing: I made a snail.

SNAIL.

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TDF 2012 – Day 4

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Not too much progress today. Trying to give my shoulder some down time, as well as needed to get some writing done since I’m behind on the current story I’m doing. That said, I do like what I did today.

We’ve got the plied results of yesterday’s bobbin (roughly 1.78 ounces/ 50.5 grams):

And then I’m turning locks into rolags for the next ball I’m working on:

I’m going to have to process all the silver before I can start spinning that, so for the fourth I’m planning on taking the day off to do some serious processing there as well as catch up on my writing. Possibly also nap. Sounds marvelous, doesn’t it? Especially as our heat is supposed to stay awful.

Happy spinning!