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    Spin De Fleece Progress Reports

    Spin de Fleece 2019 Logo
    (Again, moving rkennell's post over here. I wish I could move all of your beautiful posts over here, but they would show up as being posted by me. I'm sorry!)

    We're about ready to start! We have around 40-45 people joining us so far!

    This is the place to post your pictures of updates, progress, and we'll also be sharing about prizes. We have 4 prizes to give away this time, so we'll be giving away 1 at the end of each week from a drawing for those who participate in at least 5 separate days a week of spinning a minimum of 20 minutes per day. We also will have 1 final drawing selected from those members who have spun the ENTIRE event (minus the 2 rest days). So keep track of your work days and please be honest. This is on the honor system.

    The prizes are:
    2manyyarns--fiber
    Roadfindcotton--drop spindle
    Spinchick-fiber
    Callielw-4 oz bump of gray finnsheep roving
    Stitch81(Infinity wheels)--Turkish drop spindle

    If we have a lot of participants who make it to the end and have spun every day of the event, we may give away two prizes, since we have 5 prizes so far! Thanks to the generous members who donated them!



    So dust off your wheels and get ready to start on July 6th!! Get ready, get set,.......SPIN!!! (AND POST PICTURES HERE, ON FB, AND ON INSTAGRAM--make sure to use #spindefleece2019)
    Last edited by DebbiRYarn; 07-12-2019, 08:24 PM.

    #2
    I'll kick this one off. I haven't posted in a few days, but I have been spinning. It seems that every time I pull a sliver of BFL from the pile, the pile gets bigger, not smaller. I'm not sure how it's doing that. Anyway, here's the BFL as of Wednesday night. I didn't get a photo on Thursday.

    BFL in the Redwood Forest colorway.

    Work on the matching silk hankie stopped on Tuesday when I discovered I was starting a blister on my drafting hand. It seems to be down now, so I'll resume.

    Spin de Fleece Redwood Forest Silk Hankie

    And the spindle spinning is coming along. I found the project I actually intended to finish on this spindle. It's a cashmere/silk and I only have a couple of ounces of it. It's a darker lavender than the original post I made, but it's so pretty!

    Spindle Spinning Day 5

    And a huge thank you to @Grammarsea who gently pointed out that I hadn't laced the Ashford lace flyer. I went to look at it and, oh my! I never even finished installing the maidens. So I took some time to finish that and lace the flyer. And here she is!

    Ashford Lace Flyer

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    • DebbiRYarn
      DebbiRYarn commented
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      AmazedbyGrace, I THINK the green on the Ashford is merino/silk, but I lost the label. The top photo is BFL from Frabjous Fibers and the second photo is from the silk hankies in the same colorway, also from FF.

    • CherylClark
      CherylClark commented
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      I am fairly new to spinning. So I am going to ask. What is the reason for the cross over of the loading, for tension?

    • Bettymo
      Bettymo commented
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      All lovelies!

    #3
    DebbiRYarn , again, thanks for getting this post going while I was away at a meeting!

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      #4
      I was not sure if we are also supposed to be posting here or on the original site, so I did both.

      Day 7... I was able to spin a couple more hours today. I’m hoping I’ll have my singles done in a few more days. I’m so impressed by those of you who have already finished skeins! Looking forward to getting caught up on everyone’s posts this weekend. 💕

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      • yarnforall
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        AmazedbyGrace, that definitely was a generous friend!

      • AmazedbyGrace
        AmazedbyGrace commented
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        yarnforall, I know! I was so shocked when I opened the box and saw this beautiful cherry mini-spinner and her lovely gift card. She used it maybe a couple of times. I never would have spent the money on this myself since I already had a nice wheel, but it's an amazing device and am very happy to have it. It's a beautiful reminder of my friend every time I use it.

      • yarnforall
        yarnforall commented
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        I am sure it is!!!

      #5
      Here's my day 7 photo since I'm sure today's will probably look just like day 1 since I'm starting a new braid of the same thing. It's a merino/tussah silk blend I bought a Yarnorama a long time ago. It measured 836 yards on the skeinwinder, so I'm hoping for about 750 now that it's washed. With both braids, I should have enough for a nice size shawl.
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      • rkennell
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        That is so pretty and should make a gorgeous shawl!!

      • AmazedbyGrace
        AmazedbyGrace commented
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        Nice yardage and I love those colors! You will definitely have plenty for a large shawl.

      #6
      I think I'm going to have to go hunt for a little primer on how to upload photos!

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      • SushiRolag
        SushiRolag commented
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        I know, it's got so many steps!

      • LeoLady
        LeoLady commented
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        Yeah, me too. It won't let me post without a picture and the picture I wanted to post is over the limit. (SIGH

      • Grammaresa
        Grammaresa commented
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        Someone responded to me on a tech thread and it seems that all you have to do is click on the camera left of the tool bar, then "upload". You get the detailed upload boxes when you click on "image" in the toolbar.

      #7
      Originally posted by Grammaresa View Post
      I think I'm going to have to go hunt for a little primer on how to upload photos!
      It is a bit different, but I just clicked on the picture/image icon above your comment box, and when it pops up, go the upload feature and select your picture. You THEN need to hit "send to server" and it should work. I haven't tried loading pictures from online, but at least this is the way it works for uploading from your computer. Hope that helps--It's really nice since it allows you to choose the size of picture you want as well!

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        #8
        I made it over here, still trying to play around and get familiarized with the new place. I will try to only post here from now on to help add content. I did not get any spinning done yesterday, this weekend is my town's homecoming celebrations so we had class reunions last night and parade and all kinds of activities today. I am going to try and get all my pics from the other site uploaded here and do an update post.

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          #9
          Okay, so having some picture upload issues on mobile, but I sent them to my desktop and am trying it from here... I wanted to move my progress photos over to the new platform, I hope I got them all..

          Day1-8: My project for the beginning of the #spindefleece2019 was to finish a 3ply fractal from a 4oz braid of merino/tussah blend. Prior to the beginning of SDF I had one bobbin complete. I managed to finish up bobbins 2 and 3 during the first few days and got that all plied up. I ended up with 3.55 oz of 546 yds of lace weight yarn. Also during this week I built a DIY triangle loom so I included a photo of that as well. I was able to use up some handspun (from a couple years ago) for that shawl project. I have now dug into my bag of gray rambouillet fiber and am spinning up a 2 ply worsted weight yarn for a project yet to be determined. I see after uploading that it is not uploading in the order I selected them, so...yeah.

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          • AmazedbyGrace
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            Great spinning, @Stitch81... I love your finished skein. Very pretty!

          #10
          I'm fine, myself, with us not being able to move our posts over because this setup is SO much better. I went to the old site and copied my progress posts onto a Word doc. I probably could have just printed every page as a pdf but didn't think of that. Once comments are closed and the pages are frozen in time, I could do that if there's a place to pin it here and people want it.

          I did realize that my post from last night went MIA. I did it from my phone and was exhausted, so maybe something went hinky. I have a pic of my progress but it looks like a rats nest. I'm overspinning like crazy. I spun for 30 minutes this morning - or at least sat at my wheel playing with tension. I probably spun a total of 4 yards. I'll get a pic later.

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            #11
            Oh! What fun spinning projects. I am sorry I missed participating in this.

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            • Spinningwheeler
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              You can still join in, the prizes are week by week, as long as you spin 5 days a week, you can qualify

            • JoanneT
              JoanneT commented
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              OK, Great! I am in. I was just finishing up reading the other posts about this and realized that maybe I could. I am really excited to do this. Thanks, for confirming it for me.

            • Stitch81
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              Yep, absolutely join us! The more the merrier!

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            I'm so glad we made the switch to the new site so early in the process, this is a cuter layout--the process for inserting pics is a bit complicated, but I'm sure we'll all get used to it. Plus it has some handy options for placing and sizing photos. Anyways I am on to some new colors, just having a few minutes a day to spin (still on bobbin 1) but loving the moments I have.

            Aaaand here's a bonus photo of de Gendt winning stage 8

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            • rkennell
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              Thanks for sharing the TdF update! I was sad not to have watched any of it the last 2 days! I hope to at least get to watch the highlights some time today!

            #13
            Just testing photo upload, and documenting my starting point for this week....

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              #14
              At last! This bag was packed with cotton sliver this time last week. Now it is all yarn! Spinning this while everyone else is spinning gorgeous colors was a bit like eating vegetables when everyone else was having chocolate cake. Next week, I’m doing cotton, but it is hand painted sliver! WooHoo.

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              • yarnforall
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                @Carlotta, I guess it will depend on how much I have. What I have done so far has been 3 ply and not particularly suited to weaving. That just may be knitted washcloths. I think from here out, I will do 2 ply that I should be able to incorporate in my weaving. I started on the dyed sliver this afternoon and am enjoying it much better.

              • fluidpaint
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                Yarnforall, hooray for cotton spinners! I love long draw spinning, and cotton is absolutely the best for it.

              • Bettymo
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                That's funny. I am spinning down my wool so I can practice spinning cotton. It's my treat at the end of my spinning goal.

              #15
              rkennell , it seemed like it fit!

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