Saturday, June 30, 2012


Well today June 30th is the first day of Le Tour De Fleece. Many spinners over at Ravelry will be spinning during the Le Tour de France.

I am on team Crown Mountain Farms.  I have very ambitious plans.
Klaus over at CMF helps all of us team members to have a gift of fiber.
He sent us the fiber of our choice. I wanted a nice blue so he sent me Copenhagen Blue. It is a semi-solid, the fiber is BFL.

The first fiber I am working on is CVM/Romeldale. I love this fiber. Soft and long. I prefer long fibers. The color is called Tramat.
CMF CVM-Romeldale Top 01
Yes these are my shasta daisies growing in my yard. I love daisies.

So here is a group photo of the fibers and colors that I will be spinning.
CMF TDF 11fiberscolors 02fav

I will list the fiber and color going clockwise starting with 11:00 the dark red fiber. That will be #1.
All fiber is from Crown Mountain Farms and is 4 oz.
 Here goes.

1. Corriedale Top- Chinon (red)
2. Cormo Top- Annunaki on Tramat (rust, dk green & lt. green)
3. Cormo Top- Secret Garden (browns & greens)
4. South African Top- Celtic Glow (green & lt. brown)
5. Heinz 57- Sumer (green)
6. Jacob Top- Season of the Witch (blacks,green,purple)
7. Debouillet Top- Eternity (purple)
8. Polworth Top- Nirvana (lavender)
9. BFL (blue face leicester)- Copenhagen Blue (blue)
10. Perendale Top- The Fifth Element (orange)
11. CVM/Romedale Top- Tramat (blue green) gift from Klaus for the TDF

Here is my fiber journal entry.
TDF Fiber Journal 02

So I have 23 days to spin all this fiber. June 30 to July 22.
Wish me luck.

And always with God in my heart.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I was so wrong about May being the month to blog. That is what I said in my last post. 
Problem is, I only made one post in May & June. Yes this is still June. But it's almost July.  

So summer is upon us here at Casa de Carol.  We seem to be pretty busy around here.  We are swimming and going places. I am knitting a lot too.  
So onward with the photos!!!

This is what I am working on right now.  It is a sock in the pattern "Sign of Four" by one of my favorite designers Knitspot aka Anne Hansen.
Signof4 sock1 06

Yes I see the fly on the sock. I didn't see it till I uploaded the photos to my computer. Ewwww.

The garden was planted and we are already eating veggies from it. 
5-12 zucchini blossom2

And we are eating blueberries here in So. Calif. I think this is a special blueberry bush.
Blueberries in June 12

Swimming with friends.
Alexis & Alex swimming

A celebration of my aunt and uncle for their 60th wedding anniversary.
Can you believe it? Sixty years.  They are the best couple. They love God and keep him in their relationship.
David&Jeanne60ann 02

The Celebration was at Laguna Niguel Regional Park. It was a beautiful day.
60thAnn.PartyDavid&Jeanne 03

Well I have a lot of knitting to show you. I will do that in a separate blog post.

Have a nice day and keep cool.