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Spin de Fleece 2021 - Pre-Tour Chatter

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    Spin de Fleece 2021 - Pre-Tour Chatter

    Hi All !

    I know some of us are looking ahead at our calendars and seeing that the Tour de France is coming up!


    This years dates are June 26 to July 18, 2021 !!!

    If you want more info about the Bike Tour, you can find it here.

    If you want to chat about the tour, or the spinning that goes along with it, feel free to chat here in this thread!
    We can start to build the anticipation and plan out what we want to accomplish this year!
    Stashbuster 2021 WTD= +6; YTD= +91 (5/8/21)
    Oh SNAP ✨ we're DUELLING 🤺 atFiberkind Wizarding School! Let's SPEW.

    #2
    Do you realize that tdf is only 7 1/2 weeks away? Have you started prepping your fiber ?

    Do you have any new techniques you want to try?

    What about quantity goals? Is there a minimum amount of time you want to spin each day or a minimum amount of yards to complete ?

    Do we want actual prizes ? What do you think the prizes should be for? Random, or for meeting goals, or for ? ??
    Stashbuster 2021 WTD= +6; YTD= +91 (5/8/21)
    Oh SNAP ✨ we're DUELLING 🤺 atFiberkind Wizarding School! Let's SPEW.

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    • Spice2s
      Spice2s commented
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      I haven't ventured into the preparing my own fleece, other than some blending that I've done in a class or two. I do like the blending. I don't like the cleaning of the fleece so much. Even when I get a dirty batt with veg matter in it, it's just irritating to be picking it out as I spin. I love the spinning and blending, but not so much the cleaning! I think a sweater spin is so ambitious! I will be rooting you on, while I tackle smaller spins!

    • Carlota
      Carlota commented
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      Spice2s I agree - it's quite a process and kind of a whole other thing. I'm getting pickier and learning to say no. It is perfectly okay to draw lines in the sand as to how much prep to take on and I agree that picking out the VM while trying to spin is a drag. I'm learning about a few vendors that sell incredibly clean fleeces because they also spin. Next fleece season I will treat myself to one of those fleeces but for now I'm prepping what I already have.

    • PurlgirlButtons
      PurlgirlButtons commented
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      Yay! A new reason to buy more fiber!!! I think it might be fun to have just one team, since there aren't that many of us, (well, I'm not sure about that.) Anyway, I think it would help us support one another, and get less bogged down with following different teams/threads.

    #3
    Oh wow--Char reminded me that this is coming up quicker than I thought! I had it in the back of my mind that it was in Sep-Oct like last year, but that was delayed because of the pandemic. So, yes! We need to get this rolling and I'll be happy to contribute some prizes. I think last year we did like a weekly drawing, based on participation, and maybe also a special drawing for doing challenges? I'll have to look at it. We can certainly switch that up a bit if there is a better suggestion. I have a batch of Shetland that needs spinning, so I think I will work on that this year!

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    • Spice2s
      Spice2s commented
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      I thought perhaps we can do a google spreadsheet to keep track of everyone's progress posts .. I can come up with some guidelines and then we can get together and finalize what we want to do I will work on this this weekend!

    • rkennell
      rkennell commented
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      That sounds great! Feel free to re-use any posts from last year, like rules, prizes, etc. and edit them to suit your needs.

    #4
    As we prepare for sdf, I have created a threadfor you to post if you want to donate a prize. You can find the thread here

    https://fiberkind.com/forum/spinning...rize-donations
    Stashbuster 2021 WTD= +6; YTD= +91 (5/8/21)
    Oh SNAP ✨ we're DUELLING 🤺 atFiberkind Wizarding School! Let's SPEW.

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      #5
      I will join in for part of the time. I will be doing some traveling the beginning of July and don't think I'll have time to get the spindle out even if I bring it. I might though, I could use the practice on the spindle.
      Linda
      2021 Stasbusting week ending 5/1 WTD = 0 YTD = +56
      2020 Stash busted +160
      Book Challenge 66/100; 15 non-fiction


      "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.
      The Old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost" JRR Tolkien

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      • Spice2s
        Spice2s commented
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        I have a spindle project that I started before I got my wheel .. still not finished with the spindle project lol ... But every once in awhile I get it out and do a few yards .. it will eventually get done, right?

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