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Tour de fleece and poppies

This year I am participating in Tour de Fleece.  It is a worldwide yarn spinning event.  The idea is to spin every day that the cyclists are pedaling in the Tour de France.  The first day was July 2.  It took me that day to realize via social media that the event was underway.  I also burned up some time deciding to participate rather than just be a bystander.  But here is the result of my labors on Day 2 of the event

andToday, Day 3.  I am spinning natural merino fiber.  I have 2 pounds that have been in my stash for years. 

In case you are more interested in Matilija poppies here you go…..

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