I had hoped for great things this tour, instead, I find myself acting as cheerleader for ITW Ravelry Team and “sometime spinner”. Rest assured “sometime” spinner is better then not spinning at all – so NO complaints from me!! Now for a little background…
This year the Tour de Fleece starts Saturday July 3rd and runs until Sunday July 25th, 2010. And for those of you who are unfamiliar with the Tour de Fleece - guidelines can be found on the Ravelry Forum.
The “rules” – more like “guidelines are simple:
1) Spin every day the Tour rides, if possible. Saturday July 3rd through Sunday July 25th. Days of rest: Monday July 12th, Wednesday July 21st. (Just like the actual tour)
2) Spin something challenging Thursday July 22nd. (The Tour’s toughest mountain stage from Pau up the legendary Col du Tourmalet)
3) Take a button if you want one. Then we can use the button on our blogs in show of solidarity. Take it from here or grab a clean one from the flickr pool. While you are at it – join the flickr pool!
4) Wear yellow on Sunday July 25th to announce victory. Why not wear yellow on any day you feel particularly successful? (Yellow is the color of the race leader in the Tour – but here we are all ‘race leaders’) – Other colors if desired: Green (sprinter – think FAST), Polka-dot (climber – as in uphill), and white (rookie)
Some may ask – WHY? or What is the purpose?
It can be best described by the founder of the tour: “The concept is simple, They spin, we spin. A real spinning themed spin-along.”
So, there you have it! What are your spinning goals for the Tour?