Bonjour, mes amis!
I thought it only appropriate to dredge up the residue of my high school French to bid you hello on this, the beginning of the 2008 Tour de Fleece In my quest for le malliot jaune, I have set myself a wonderful challenge.
Last month, in a rare (cough) fit of fiber acquisition, I purchased 8 ounces of a lovely pencil roving by Louet, called Northern Lights. I would love to post a picture, but, since I am at work, c'est impossible! It is a lovely jumble of colors that should spin up to a complete circus of color frenzy, by the time it is plied! (I promise, I will put up pictures later!). At the same time, I acquired some lovely royal blue corriedale, also by Louet. When I signed up for the Tour de Fleece, these two instantly came to mind! Why?
Why, to make socks, of course! Which socks? Why Nordic Lights socks, naturally, from Janet Laidman's new book, The Eclectic Sole! The Northern lights roving should make a wonderfully colorful pattern yarn against the background of the royal blue! So, my challenge is: Spin 16 ounces of fiber into "energized" sock yarn, ply it, skein it and set the twist by the end of the Tour. Just in time for the Summer Olympics when I plan to knit them into socks! This, from the girl who has trouble posting because she works too much, has 3 socks already in progress, has at least 3 long term WIP's that have taken up a good part of this year, as well as a couple of skeins of handspun sock yarn that is sitting at the table, just screaming to be knit!
So...check back here occasionally to see if they've hauled me off to the mental hospital yet!