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Day 22 of the Tour de Fleece and Stage 20 of the Tour de France. Due to having a VERY full Sunday, this will be my last Tour de Fleece/Tour de France episode. It was a lot of fun! I will record again on Tuesday or Wednesday and start my regular format. Starting next week (episode 19) I will showcase trips to take around the Pacific Northwest (and perhaps a few other places I’ve visited, as well). Happy Spinning!

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From Tour de Fleece 2011

Tour de France
Tour de Fleece Tourist Guide for Stage 20
Tour de Fleece Tourist Guide for Stage 21
Photos of the French Countryside

Current Projects

Spindle Spinning Project: Cotton on Support Spindle

Wheel Spinning Project: CJ Kopec Creations SW BFL in Emotion – Now Navajo Plying!!

Dye Project: Alpaca Pi Dye – Pindrafted Alpaca to be dyed for gradient rainbow pi shawl – Silver Grey section is done, now onto Purple!

Currently Reading: City of Night (Book 2 of The House War) by Michelle West

My Tour de Fleece 2011 Picture Album

You can find me on Plurk and Ravelry as Kiarapanther

There is now a Ravelry Group! A Cat and Her Yarn

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Day 21 of the Tour de Fleece and Stage 19 of the Tour de France, its Challenge day! Now that I am done spinning the Emotion colorway, its on to plying. I have only chain-plied a few times so its still a challenge for me.
Make sure you check out the links of the French Countryside (Savoie and Isere Departments today). A lot of pictures are desktop worthy.

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From Tour de Fleece 2011

Chain-Plying (or Navajo Plying aka N-ply) videos:
How to Navajo Ply: Demystified and Unraveled – the slow motion video at 3:18 is what really made chain-plying “click” for me
Sarah Anderson – Navajo Plying – A good video for perfecting your technique once you have the basics down

My tips for Navajo-Plying
1)Before sitting down, make sure you have something you can hook and in-progress loop onto so that you can take a break from plying without coming back to a tangled mess.
2)Make sure you take plenty of breaks. Your body will thank you.

Wier World Llamas and Alpacas Spin a Bag, Get a Bag – Contact them for info about a program where you spin them a bag of their fiber and they give you a bag of fiber to keep

Tour de France Stage 19 – Challenge Day!
Stage 19 Course – See why its a challenge! Look at all those switchbacks towards the end!

Tour de Fleece Tourist Guide for Stage 19

Photos of the Savoie Department – From France Voyage website
Photos of the Isere Department – From France Voyage website

A Pipe organ in the shape of a hand in Alpes d’Huez, France
More pictures of the church where the hand pipe organ resides

Current Projects

Spindle Spinning Project: Cotton on Support Spindle

Wheel Spinning Project: CJ Kopec Creations SW BFL in Emotion – Now Navajo Plying!!

Dye Project: Alpaca Pi Dye – Pindrafted Alpaca to be dyed for gradient rainbow pi shawl – Silver Grey section is done, now onto Purple!

Currently Reading: City of Night (Book 2 of The House War) by Michelle West

My Tour de Fleece 2011 Picture Album

You can find me on Plurk and Ravelry as Kiarapanther

Feed to Subscribe via iTunes: http://blip.tv/acatandheryarn/rss/itunes/
Or now find me directly through the iTunes store