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« on: January 30, 2012 08:00:14 PM »

So ladies, wanna start a TdF team?   We could be Team C-ster, and take over Rav!!!!!! mwahahaahaaaaaa
>.> Ahem... so yeah.  I still think we should form a team. 

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April 20 - How many yards can you spin in 10 minutes?  Can you increase it?  Do you want to increase it?  Some time over the next week, grab a spare bobbin and test this out.  Practice with different weights of yarn.  Do you spin more lace in 10 minutes? or more bulky?
Also lets think about our personal goals too this week!
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012 08:32:58 AM »

I'm in!!!  I'm already signed up for Homesteading Today TdF team.

This will be the first year I'll be participating
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012 08:42:03 AM »

It's my first year too, and I'm already spear heading this team and a Look in a Book team lol
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012 06:46:20 PM »

Can you quick explain or link to what this is?  I'm kinda clueless.
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012 06:48:58 PM »

http://www.ravelry.com/groups/tour-de-fleece

Basically, you spin while watching the Tour de France.  You don't necessarily have to watch, but groups set goals, and there are prizes to be won.  It'll be lots of fun!
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012 09:52:15 AM »

Ahh!  Glad I asked.  I assumed it was something about spinning fleeces from around the world, like spinning as many varieties of fleece as possible.
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012 10:25:31 AM »

You definitely don't have to spin a bunch of different breeds, but you could, if that's a goal you set.    It's really just a fun way to set a goal and have folks cheering you on, while you cheer others on.


I wonder if I get this posted to facebook if it would get a bit more attention... Not like the tour isn't for another 4-5 months, but still....  I'm already stoked!
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2012 10:37:38 AM »

That sounds like fun!  I may have to join in, assuming I've developed any proficiency by then.  I'm completely new to spinning.  Currently working on getting my hands on a drop spindle. 
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2012 10:39:42 AM »

No proficiency required!!  You just need to have personal goals in mind, and for you, that might be to better your skills, learn to ply, or even make a substantial amount to make something with!
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012 10:46:31 AM »

Alright!!  Another victim Student of the fiber arts to exploit  enable Encourage!!
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