2013 Tour de Fleece

This is my first time ever participating in the Tour de Fleece.  Dye-Anna, the mascot for Dyed in the Wool is going to be our official captain and she is ready.  The team is called the Fiber Binder Club Team or Team FBC for short.  We have a Ravelry group for the Fiber Binder Club and several members have signed up.  We’d love to see what you are planning to work on over the next three weeks, beginning tomorrow.

My challenge to myself is this:


I have never spun yarn for socks before.  This is 70% BFL and 30% Tussah Silk, which should make some nice and strong sock yarn.  There are 4 ounces here and my plan is to spin this up, ply it and knit a pair of socks from it.  This doesn’t sound like much of a challenge, but between a full-time job, teaching 1 to 2 nights a week, and, beginning Monday, my getting to the new Fitness Center, in the new office building built by the company I work for, at 5:00 AM on week mornings, my time for spinning is going to be severely diminished.  Not only do I want to spin the yarn for a pair of socks and knit them, but focus on making time for spinning in my packed schedule.  That will be the biggest challenge.

Scott has a comic book show in Louisville tomorrow, but after that, I will have him draw up the Team FBC button for everyone to use when they complete their challenge within the time frame.  Since I want one of those, too, I will make the time to get it all completed in time.  Send me a comment letting me know you are part of the team, and I will add your link in here.  Also, what is your challenge for the Tour?

4 Responses

  1. Christine Says:

    I am on team My Favorite Sheep. Going to spin my little heart out.

    Shoot me an e-mail about the loom.

  2. roxie Says:

    The fiber looks awesome and your challenge is huge. Yay Benita! Rock on!

    (And hooray for the gym time.. You are a hero. You will live forever!)

    I’m not so good at challenges. I’m much better at cheering for the participants. And I have an entire manuscript to resurrect, so my creative juices will be squeezed into words for the next few weeks.

  3. Cheryl Says:

    I’ve always heard of Tour de Fleece but not until it’s already begun. I’d better look into it and see what it’s all about. Sounds like fun! Starts tomorrow? Really? I thought it ran during the Tour de France? Is that starting at the end of June this year? Whoa! I’d better get it figured out fast! Have fun and have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Cindy in FL Says:

    I have my fiber laid out and waiting for me first thing in the morning! I love the fiber you have picked out! Be sure and hydrate for the race!

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