Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tour de Fleece and Ravelympics

In the following weeks I'll be "training" myself for the Tour de Fleece and Ravelympics, both of which have been inspired then converted into fiber/yarn games. These events are held on a yarn/fiber base community known as Ravelry. With both of these events they are intended to represent Tour de France and the Olympics. With Tour de Fleece it is intended for those whole spin yarn along side with the Tour de France during June 30th to July 22nd. And the Ravelympics is mainly for just reaching your own goals with either knitting or crocheting from July 27 to August 12. More or less these events are to challenge yourself, just like the events they are based off of.

For Tour de Fleece my main objective is to learn more techniques for spinning yarn. Currently I've been limited to only one basic technique, but I intend to change that. I also might give plying a try, though I do like the look of single plyed yarn trying something new will be great. What I really want to do the most though is to create a super bulky yarn that I can use for the Ravelympics. The orifice on my spinning wheel is only about 1/3 of an inch big, but if I can't do it on my spinning wheel then my drop spindle will have to take the over. And with that yarn I'd love to knit up a massive soft blanket like this. I just can't resist how comfy it looks! Plus I realized it was borderline impossible to find a super bulky single ply yarn, preferably one without acrylic. So maybe it'll be something to consider in the shop. But that's definitely my main goal for this overall. 

And in all of this excitement I'm having a 10% off the shop with the coupon RAVELRY12 at the shop. This applies to everything in the shop so please enjoy! :)