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« on: June 13, 2007 09:56:46 AM »

Ready for a spin-along? Welcome to the second annual Tour de Fleece - an online spin-along for people who spin yarn and play with fiber.



The Tour de France is coming! It begins on Saturday, July 7th. I can hardly believe it's been a year but here we are again and I am really excited. Of course, you don't have to be obsessed with the 'Tour' like I am to spin-along.

The first Tour de Fleece was in 2006. Here is the original discussion thread. We had 16 spinners but I hope to have even more this year. The concept is simple, They spin, we spin. A real spinning themed spin-along.

Want to participate? There are three ways. You choose - do one, two or all three:

1. Sign up here. I will create a completed objects thread to show off your spinning.
2. We also have a Flickr pool here. Join the group and show off your homespun in the pool!
3. My blog. (I know this is a sensitive area... you do not have to go there to participate)

Guidelines (NOT RULES):

1. Spin every day the Tour rides, if possible. Saturday July 7th through Sunday July 29th. Days of rest: Monday, July 16th, Tuesday July 24th. (Just like the actual tour)
2. Spin something challenging Wednesday July 25th. (The last hard climbing mountain stage in the Pyrenees - Col dAubisque)
3. Take a button if you want one. Then we can use the button on our blogs in show of solidarity. Take it from here or grab a clean one from the flickr pool.
4. Wear yellow on Sunday July 29th to announce victory. Why not wear yellow on any day you feel particularly successful? (Yellow is the color of the race leader in the Tour - but here we are all 'race leaders')
5. Other colors if desired: Green (sprinter - think FAST), Polka-dot (climber - as in uphill), and white (rookie)
6. In the event I am the ONLY person doing this, no public mocking.

Since last year, there are new rules on Craftster about advertising blogs. To be clear, no one has to visit my blog to participate. You can spin along strictly on Craftster if you'd like.

What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2007 10:01:46 AM »

Sounds like it's going to be an awesome ride! I cant wait Grin now to rent a wheel I actually like....
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2007 10:28:54 AM »

I'm in, it may be hard since I travel so much for work, but I guess that's why I have drop spindles.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2007 10:30:39 AM »

I think YEAH!
This sounds like such a blast!  I'm in!
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2007 11:16:18 AM »

Yay!  I didn't participate last year, but I'm definitely in for this year.  I love the 'wear yellow for victory' on the last day thing.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2007 11:57:28 AM »

Count me in!  I've been saving some roving just for this!
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2007 02:12:21 PM »

Doh! I posted on the original,lol. But I am in! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2007 03:09:29 PM »

I haven't had the time, brainpower or patience to spin for months because of the wedding planning but it'll all be over and I'll be ready for the Tour!
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2007 03:27:15 PM »

awww poo!  I won't be here for the very end (trip to Germany), but I will definitely participate in the first bit of the race!  I will probably have to bow out at the first resting period.  Hopefully I can get a better spindle by then and just take it with me to germany, then I can keep up with the rest of you!

as for wearing yellow...well, unfortunately it makes me look like a zombie.  but i will perhaps spin something yellow!
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2007 03:29:47 PM »

Oh fun!!! I am totally in!!! Grin
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