Tour de Fleece 2017

Tour de Fleece 2017

Happy Ewe

Attention, spinners!

Yes, Happy Ewe has a team for the Tour de Fleece this year!

Every Saturday of the Tour that the shop is open will be a Spinning Saturday. That’s July 8, 15, and 22nd. Come by any time 10-4 if you want to spin in company. You can also feel free to come to any of the usual groups (Tuesday night 7-9, Thursday afternoon 2-4, Friday afternoon 2-4).

For anyone who’s new to it, here’s some background info. The TdF is a spinning event that happens concurrently with the Tour de France, which this year runs July 1 - July 23. You don’t need to like cycling or watch the race to take part, though some of us do (right, itsallhistory?) If you’re a new spinner, this is an excellent way to gain muscle memory - with just 10 or 15 minutes a day, you’ll see lots of improvement from the first day of the Tour to the last. It’s also a great way to stash bust, or to finish that yarn that’s been on your bobbins for way too long.

As an event it’s very laid back. Spin every day that the riders ride (there are two rest days). The Tour de Fleece group on Ravelry offers “official” teams based on the leaders’ jerseys of the race, and guidance about challenge days, when the bike racing is especially hard. There are no set goals other than what you choose for yourself, and unlike the Ravellenic Games, no requirement to start a new project for the Tour or have your spinning all done by the 23rd. Just spin!

If you’re not local to us anymore or live out of the area during the summer, join anyway!

To join, just let us know on our Ravelry Group!  Post pictures of your work there, tag your spinning projects and handspun stash with tdfhappyewe2017, and all of us near and far can chat and help each other.

So, who’s with us? What are you going to spin?

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