Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Gynx Yarns Giveaway and an Ice Cream Social Recap.

First thing's first, Gynx Yarns is having a giveaway! I'm giving away one skein of Gynx Aran in the colorway of the winner's choice (out of currently available aran yarns) over in my Ravelry group. You must be a member of the group to be eligible, and then you can enter in this thread: Link. All you have to do is tell me your favorite Gynx Yarns colorway and you're entered! The giveaway will close next Tuesday (July 17) at noon CST, and the winner will be decided by a random number generator.

This past Saturday, the MadTosh store hosted an ice cream social. I could only stay for the first half, but I had so much fun! There were tons of people there, a lot of which I knew. I didn't eat any of the ice cream, but I had a lot of fun shopping around, chatting, and enabling people to buy things. I came home with two skeins of Noro Taiyo sock yarn.

This blue/purple skein is one I actually have a plan for. It, along with a skein of madelinetosh's Tosh Merino Light, will become a Spectra by Stephen West.

This one has no plans, but it had to come home to live in the stash for a bit. Hey, I had a Groupon and had to spend $30, so I had to get something else! This was the skein I originally picked up for the Spectra, until I found a skein similar to my Tosh Merino Light at home and realized it didn't go well together.

Tour de Fleece (goal is 30 min of spinning daily):
Day 8 (July 7): 32 minutes
Day 9 (July 8): 44 minutes
Day 10 (July 9): 30 minutes

Today is a rest day for the tour, so I will not be spinning. Honestly, I'm glad,because I was getting tired of spinning. That's probably why I rarely spin regularly. I'd bet if I had a wheel and could blow through 4 oz. in a day like a lot of people have been doing this tour, I wouldn't get bored of it.