Today it starts! The most fun "race" on earth! Many years ago Yarn Harlot created a fun event for spinners that took on it's own life once Ravelry joined in.
You might wonder what the "Tour de fleece" is. Well, Spinners all over the world will spin every day the bike race Tour de France is on. So this year, every day from July 4th till July 26th with the exception of the two rest days ( the 13th and the 21st) we spin. Everyone decides for oneself if using a wheel (or more) or a hand spindle or both, maybe the goal is to spin for a certain time every day, to spin a certain amount of wool, a special kind of wool or something else.
There are teams on Ravelry, challenges (for the difficult mountains) and a lot of fun all around. Some teams offer prices, have red lantern spinners and more.
As I am the proud owner of a spinning wheel since the end of March I have decided to join the fun this year.
Some spinners have started at midnight, I have decided to wait for the official start this afternoon and all the other days I will spin in the evenings.
I am looking forward to some fun weeks of spinning, chatting in the Ravelry forums and hopefully ending up with the perfect wool for my planned cardigan.
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