Jul 12

Good morning fellow Tour de Fleecers!!  It’s not quite 2/3rds of the way through the Tour, but I am 2/3rds of the way done.  So, I am ahead of schedule, which is far better than I thought I’d be able to do.  Remember, this is my first attempt at the Tour de Fleece and my schedule has been ultra busy, so my getting through the spinning part alone was more than I thought would happen.  So, here is where I am so far.

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Sock one is complete.  I am very happy with how this is turning out.

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I took a class from Judith McKenzie on how to spin for socks, and I remember her pushing the point that the yarn had to be smooth and consistent or your feet will feel it.  So, I concentrated very hard, pulled out anything in the fiber that would not make it smooth and I think I succeeded.  Of course, the proof will be in the wearing, but just trying this sock on felt wonderful!

And speaking of the Tour de Fleece, I finally have the Team FBC badge created.  Feel free to copy it and place it on your blog if you are part of the Team FBC.

2013 Team FBC

Didn’t Scott do a great job drawing this?  Also, would any of you like this image (without the blue background) on a T-shirt?  If so, I’ll upload it to Zazzle.

The second part of my post today I am calling “This is Scott’s fault.”  Scott is an organizer extraordinaire and he makes use the best use of containers for organizing his tools and supplies.  Well, one day this past week, I emptied my box of staples…

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It is a sturdy plastic, has a  good hinge and closes tightly.  Surely there had to be a use for this.  So, I went back to Sandy and asked her what I could do with it.  Here is the idea she came up with.

supplies

These items were just wandering around by their little lonesome in the bottom of my knitting bag because they were too big to fit in the little tin I carry everything else but my needles in.

fits

And they all fit nicely and there is still a little room left over if I need to add something.  Waste not, want not, eh?

The weather is glorious up here in central Indiana today and I took the day off work to work on my yard.  There are parts of it that have not been mowed this year and today I am getting it all caught up.  Like I said, my schedule has been ultra busy this year.