During the month of July, there is a professional bike race in France called the Tour de France. Wool spinners celebrate this race by participating in the Tour de Fleece. I dusted off my Kromski spinning wheel and managed to pedal (spin) a few hundred yards of Shetland wool.I played around with some thread plying on another of my single hand spun yarn. The type of thread made a big difference in the final look of the yarn. The lighter color was plied with a rayon variegated thread.The darker yarn was plied with a thicker variegated cotton thread. What a change!On a different note, we had quite a storm last week in Southern Arizona. It’s our “monsoon” season and normally we get afternoon thunderstorms, a lot of lightning and thunder, not much rain. This time it rained 1 3/8 inches, enough to get a stream running down the street plus about 10 minutes of pea size to marble size hail.We really can’t complain, we need every single drop.
Sandy O’ at My Yellow Swing