So the Tour de Fleece comes to a close. I managed to complete my Witch Hazel gradient from Fellview Fibres. I really love the colours in this one and although there are some subtle differences in the spinning between the first part which I spun last year and this year’s two skeins, I don’t think it is enough to make much difference.
This year I’ve committed myself to keeping better notes on Ravelry about my projects so I’m pleased to say this is already logged and stashed. I can also say that the project worked out to be:
- Length: 550m
- Weight: 202g
- Ply: chain
- Wheel: Schacht Matchless
- Ratio: 9:1
- Twist: S
- WPI: 15
- TPI: 4
- Angle of Twist: 40°
- Grist: 1321 YPP
I’m not yet sure what I’m going to do with it so I’ll get to spend some time poking around Ravelry looking for ideas.
In other project news this week has seen some garden related productivity. I planted some shallots last autumn and harvested these a couple of weeks ago. Courtesy of my partner they’re now on their way to being our first pickles of the season. We have cider, red wine, and balsamic vinegars here – just waiting for some more red wine to top up the middle one. We’re hoping for a good crop of chillies for pickling later in the year.
14 thoughts on “Year of Projects 2021/2 Week Three”
You had a productive Tour! I was just happy to get some spinning in, regardless of how much I actually got done. 🙂 Did you do anything special to the shallots before adding the vinegars?
They were salted overnight and then rinsed and a little sugar added to the vinegar. It’s our first go with shallots so it will be interesting to see how they turn out.
I really enjoyed the Tour too. I usually get through a lot more but I usually take some annual leave and spend it all spinning. I’m hoping to do that for the Ravellenics instead! Are you participating in that?
Amazing spins, looks like you had a lovely tour this year! And thank you for the notes 😉
Thank you! As I was making my notes I was trying to talk myself out of it and wanting to get on to the next thing, but I know I will thank myself one day for making the effort!
Your gradient yarns are beautiful. How fun they will be. So jealous of all those shallots. They were sold out this week at the grocery.
Thank you! I’m looking forward to finding a project for them.
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Beautiful spun yarn AND pickled shallots. I love to see pretty jars of food.
Yarn and food, that’s most bases covered 😂
Your spinning is gorgeous!!!! Can’t wait to see what it will become. Beautiful gradients!
Thank you very much. I think it’s going to be a shawl, I’m just trying to decide on a pattern.
Congrats on a successful gradient spin! Love the finished product.
Also (FYI): I love pickles. I love onions/shallots. I bet I would love pickled shallots.
Sounds like a safe bet!
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Oh good, more beautiful handspun to admire. I wished I could spin just as well, they look lovely.
Wow – I love those gradients! Can’t wait to see what they become. And the pickles look delicious!