Saturday, June 30, 2012

And so the Tour Begins


Today is the first day of the Tour de Fleece so I thought I'd post about my goals for this year.

1. Sew for 30 minutes each day.
2. Work on one of the projects that are already on my needles or hooks at some point each day that they ride.  I'm not setting a time limit on this one, I'll just work on a project as I can, but the goal is to do at least a little each day on something in the hopes of getting a few WIPs done.

I have been wanting to get back to my sewing for a long time, and now that my studio is almost done, I have the space to keep my machine set up and have access to my fabrics and supplies.  A few things that I know I need to sew during the Tour are a wedding shower gift (I'm thinking an apron and something else, but I'm not sure yet), 2 dresses for the weddings we have in August, a cat tent for Bingley and some project bags.  That should keep me busy, and if I finish these up, I'd like to sew a few other pieces of clothing for myself.

The other goal is to help me finish up some of the projects I've already got on the go so that when the Ravellenic Games start, I will be ready to focus on my project(s).  What I am working on today is the Cascading Stylish Shawl by Michelle B.  I started it last year on our Scandinavian trip, but never got it finished.  That's it in the picture at the beginning of the post.  I'm using Chroma Fingering Weight in Lollipop and I've decided that if I had to knit/crochet from only one skein of yarn for the rest of my life, it would be this exact yarn.  It has every colour I could ever want and it's so soft, I adore it!!

Are you participating in the Tour de Fleece this year, and if so, what are your goals??


P.S. Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians tomorrow!!


  1. Wow, that shawl is gorgeous! I could be wrong, but I heard that the Tour De Fleece was just for spinning, but I think it's even better that you opened it up to make it work for your goals.

    You go, girl!

    1. You are right, the Tour de Fleece is for spinning, but the Itty-Bitty Knits Group lets us include knitting, crochet, weaving, etc. so that we can all participate as well :) It's a fun way to keep motivated!

    2. Oh, cool! I didn't know about that. I'm just spinning this year, but maybe next year......

    3. Good luck with your spinning! That's so neat, I hope to learn one day :)

  2. What happy fun that shawl will be!
    I don't think I'll join; trying to not do anymore memes so I can get onto designing.

    1. It is such a cheerful thing to work on :)

      Good idea to focus on your designing, I can't wait to see what you do, you're so talented! I've been meaning to do the same, but I keep getting sidetracked as you can see. It's something I should be more serious about that's for sure :)