Monday, August 10, 2009

Still here

Clearly I haven't been feeling much blog love. I'm officially blaming the heat—it just saps all my energy and enthusiasm. When cooler weather finally arrives, I have no idea what my excuse will be.

So. Tour de Fleece ended...a while ago. I'm pleased with what I managed to spin during that time, though. I ended up with 3,050 yards of 3 ply fingering weight spun from just shy of two pounds of wool—seven skeins total. Three skeins were documented in the last post, so here are the other four.

ASU mixed BFL multi
Fiber: All Spun Up mixed BFL (75% ecro, 25% natural brown). I'm calling it "Berry Stains"
3 ply
542 yards
168 grams

Tour de Fleece Day 22
Fiber: Freckle Face Fibers 80% merino 20% tussah silk, "Gypsy"
chain ply (Navajo ply)
456 yards
116 grams

TdF Day 18
Fiber: Fiber Optic superwash merino, "Spice Cabinet" (OOAK)
3 ply
396 yards
102 grams

TdF Day 11
Fiber: All Spun Up merino, I'm calling it "Richesse"
3 ply
400 yards
110 grams

And a group shot on the final day:

tdf lineup
Sadly, the seventh skein was in the bath and therefore was unavailable for the final photo shoot.

In non-fiber news, the Professor and I brought home a new baby last week. (Well, he brought it home. I just like to pretend I was part of it.)

mini cooper side
2009 MINI Cooper (British racing green!)

Could we have found a more obvious way to say, "Yes! We are Anglophiles!"? We traded in the Professor's rusty old Toyota pickup truck for this sweet little thing. I'm not ashamed to admit that we are part of the reason behind the recent headlines that the government's CARS program ("cash for clunkers") had run out of money so quickly (before Congress appropriated more cash, that is). The new car gets 20 mpg better than the old truck, so I don't feel bad at all.

I am, however, slightly jealous of the Professor's new wheels.


At 8/10/09, 8:19 PM, Blogger Dave said...

I'll never tire of seeing your gorgeous spinning. :-)

Love the new car!!

At 8/11/09, 12:38 AM, Blogger Opal said...

you spun such beautiful yarn during the tour!

so in love with the new car. :)

At 8/11/09, 3:03 AM, Blogger Angeluna said...

Really cute wheels! Although forgive me but I'm still slobbering over the Gypsy.

At 8/11/09, 3:09 AM, Blogger LittleBerry said...

Nice to hear from you... love the spinning and the group shot is lovely..... I do like Gypsy though...

Nice car ;o)

At 8/11/09, 7:51 AM, Blogger Jodi said...

Busy, busy! And I LOVE the new car. I'm very sad that my "good car" qualifies for CARS, but my clunker doesn't. So maddening! It is rated at 18 mpg city, but does not meet the combined mpgs.

At 8/11/09, 2:30 PM, Anonymous Oiyi said...

I love the last shot of all the yarns side by side. I want to cuddle all of them.

I have been a bad blogger, too. I am just so busy these days and hardly have time.

Congrats on the new car!! My friends recently got one, but it's the convertible. We took it for a spin and it was a lot of fun. For just a moment, it was nice to have the wind in our hair and not have to worry about the baby (she was sleeping in their guest house).

At 8/11/09, 7:45 PM, Blogger Ann said...

Oh, I love Berry Stains - is it for sale? Your spinning is really so gorgeous. I like the new car too & it's my dream car. I used to have one during my Uni days in the '70's!

At 8/11/09, 9:24 PM, Blogger Bea said...

Awesome spinning. So lovely.

Congrats on the new baby!!

At 8/14/09, 6:55 PM, Blogger lamazeteacher said...

Hi, Micki
I am a first time visitor to your blog and am blown away by the magnificent yarns you spin. I don't spin but adore beautifully made yarns. I couldn't even imagine what the yarn would look like just seeing the fiber. Wow!
I caught my breath each time I scrolled down to a new creation. Do you ever consider selling any of your work? I would love to knit a pretty "something" with any of them!

At 9/19/09, 9:19 PM, Blogger peaknits said...

omg, I think I am jealous of the Professor's new wheels too!:)


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