Tour-de-Fail

I’ll admit: I knew this would happen. Signing up for both Tour-de-Sock and Tour de Fleece which co-occur over June & July… there was no way I’d keep up with both plus regular life. No way, especially since it’s summer when I limit my inside-sitting-down-time. My 3rd TdS sock is about where it was on Friday, with some more of the foot done. I’ve decided not to even cast on the 4th TdS pattern because it involves about a million beads and I’m just not that interested in it. I’d much prefer to finish one of the pretty pairs I’ve already begun. And my Tour de Fleece spinning? Well…

I forgot. Totally. In my mind, the thing started July 1st. Nope! I’m 2 days behind before I’ve even started! To make it worse, the last half of June was so rainy I have yet to get around to washing my first fleece, which consitutes a portion of my TdF goals. Since it’s my blog, I reserve the right to amend my goals:

  1. Spin for at least 15 minutes every day (which I will begin tonight!).
  2. Finish two skeins (8 oz) of gradient-dyed BFL from June Pryce Fiber Arts on my wheel.
  3. Extra-special-gold-star-challenge: Wash, process, and spin 1 oz of wool from my first fleece.

That’s still a hefty 9 oz of spinning to finish over the next 3 weeks so I’ll be very happy if I complete it.

Would you like to see why I totally forgot about the TdF this past weekend?

Love. That. Shirt.

I was too busy fawning over spending quality time with my nephews, Liam and Logan, 2.5 years and 2 weeks old, respectively. And with those adorable faces, can you blame me for forgetting to spin?

The teasing can never start too early.

😀 I miss the little boogers already!

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