Posted on July 8, 2011 at 10:51 am

I've been watching the Tour de France this week, and taking great inspiration from the guys on their bikes. I've been following a pretty dedicated workout regimen, and also getting some spinning done. First, I tackled the remainder of some Spunky Eclectic BFL/Silk that was languishing on the Watson (colorway Toronto):

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All that became about 450 yards of worsted weight. This is destined to be part of a sweater project I have in my head.This is what it looks like pre-wet finishing (I'm a little impatient with the photos)

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And also languishing was an Enchanted Knoll batt in the colorway Hath:

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I'm not sure what I'll do with the sparkly Hath when it's plied and done, but there will likely be enough sport weight for a shawl of some sort, or maybe as a three ply it would make a fun hat. I'm still exploring the capabilities of the Hitchhiker I bought last fall at Fiber Revival. I originally thought it would be a travel wheel and limited in what it could do, but I underestimated the pleasure I get from this quirky little wheel. I've been spinning on it all over the house (but not in the bathroom, which I state only because I bet you were about to wonder about that. But you know, it would be possible . . . )

Meanwhile, forgive me for the closed comments. I've been getting spammed lately, and will be keeping the gates shut for a bit. You can contact me if you need to through Ravelry where I am juliafc, or use the email link in the sidebar.