Monday, August 11, 2008

Ravelympics 2008

I am currently busy spinning my heart out for the 2008 Ravelympics. For those of you who aren't on Ravelry, it's a knitting/crocheting/spinning challenge which is going on during the summer Olympics.

I am on Team TARDIS and I'm signed up for the Handspun Heptathlon.

My goal is to spin one mile of finished yarn on my dropspindles in 17 days!!! That's 1760 yards!

Here's my progress so far:

"Cameo" is dome bring spun into singles and it now waiting to be plied. I have 40 yards plied so far, and that's the only finished yarn I have counting towards my goal at the moment. I am working on spinning up the rest of the alpaca and have 2 big bobbins worth.

I also ordered some new fiber for the challenge. This 3 oz. of drumcarded Merino in the "Olive Dotty" colorway from Fiber Monster came today.

It is so luscious and the colors are amazing, I can't wait to dig into it!!!

I have more fiber on the way, I'll post pictures when it arrives.

In the time between posts I've also completed spinning the "Blue Icee" chain-ply. I have 1 small skein and 2 skeins around 100 yards. Here's one which I think is 96 yards:

Also here are my first wheel-spun singles:

I have them plied now but haven't photographed them yet. My lessons are going great!! My teacher says I'm spinning on the wheel like I've done it for 2 years and says I have spinning in my blood!!!