TdF conclusion

First, I’ll start with a story. I decided to put in my final TdF spinning time this morning, since the morning was so beautiful. Not humid, decent temp, really ideal for porch spinning. So, I am sitting on the porch, and a group of people walk by the house. The older gentleman says “Are ya knittin’ a sweater?” I have to say, I’ve had my wheel mistaken for a loom before, but this was the first time it was mistaken for 2 pointy sticks.

I put in just over an hour on my cabled yarn project. I am ignoring the fact I didn’t complete this spin. It makes me feel like I’ve failed at TdF, which is silly, because I did spin every day, including one of the rest days. But, if I look at it logically, even if I sat in my chair and spun all day long, I still wouldn’t be able to finish this yarn. So, instead, I am going to spend my day on my motorcycle, and then finishing up the cleaning of Bug’s room.

So, I will leave you with a TdF conclusion photo.


I have about an ounce of singles to finish, then the plying of the second 4 oz, then the plying of all 8 oz together. I am hoping now to have this one done next week, as I will be on vacation and that seems like a great time to be done!


2 thoughts on “TdF conclusion

  1. Will this be the cabled yarn? Or did I miss it already? As an unofficial participant in TdF I think it’s great you were able to prioritize and accept that the yarn won’t be finished in time. The whole getting mistaken for knitting cracks me up. Although if you end up knitting a sweater out of the stuff, the gentleman will be right, you just took the long way around. šŸ™‚

    • Yep, this one will be a cabled yarn when all is said and done. I want to compare that to how the hawser ply was. It’s a ton of work, but if it is even half as awesome as that hawser ply, it will be worth it.

      I’ve often had people as if I were weaving, and even looming, while spinning on my wheel. The knitting one was new. Perhaps he thought it was a knitting machine? Anyhow, it always amuses me what people will say when they see something out of the norm.

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