Updated: Aug 8
Hiya everyone, Evanita here! For those that know me I'm all about green! I live in Western Washington, east of Seattle and it's all about green here. The Pacific Northwest is home to the world's largest Temperate Rainforest, yes you read that right, Rainforest! The Seattle area is known for its rains and those rains bring beautiful green growth with loads of ferns and moss.
For my Community Bobbin fiber, I found a little BFL pigtail from Greenwood Fiberworks in the colorway Puget Sound which is the name of the large body of water that connects this area with the Pacific Ocean. The region surrounding the sound is also referred to as the Puget Sound area. This colorway embodies all of the natural beauty of where I live. The dyer grew up here which made it very easy for her to capture the beautiful nature of Puget Sound.
During Tweety's stay with me, we experienced a freak heatwave of temperatures of above 100F so in order to make our adventure possible we ventured out super early in the morning to one of my favorite local woodlands Farrel McWhirter Park.
My favorite part about this park is its home to several large old Cedar stumps which have become Nurse logs to new growth. Usually, the trees that grow from these stumps are Hemlocks but other things like Huckleberries grow from these stumps as well. As the stump deteriorates it provides nutrition for the new tree and can sometimes leave the new tree looking as if it's floating in the air as if it's walking like Treebeard the Ent.
On the first day of Tour de Fleece, we spent quite a bit of time spinning cotton which is one of my favorite fibers to spin on Sparrows. I spun this cotton long draw at 85% with an extremely light take-up. If you want to give cotton a go start out at a speed slightly faster than you are used to and as you ease yourself into it increase the speed.
We had such a blast together and I cannot wait to see all the adventures everyone takes with Tweety and Sojourner as well as getting to see the wide variety of spinning on the Community Bobbins when I get to chain ply them.
Next stop for Tweety will be up in Alaska with Christy R. We are expecting Tweety to arrive later this week.
Wishing you all Happy Spinning and Bird Watching!
The following is an estimated schedule. We have built in time for shipping however as with any adventure there's always a bit of uncertainty. Updates about Tweety and Sojourner's travels will be shared on our Instagram and Facebook page/group.
Christy R - Alaska - July 1-18
Lorrie G - Alaska - July 22-Aug 8
Krystal P - Washington - Aug 13-29
Jessica C - Washington - Sept 2-19
Nancy T - Washington - Sept 23-Oct 10
Esther E - Idaho - Oct 15-31
Susan L - Idaho - Nov 4-21
Leigh W - Oregon - Nov 26-Dec 12
Desiree G - Oregon - Dec 16-Jan 2
Valerie S - Washington - Jan 6-23
Rachel S - UK - July 1-18
Vampy - UK - July 22-Aug 8
Kathryn F - UK - Aug 12-29
Jan H - UK - Sept 2-19
Liz T - UK - Sept 23-Oct 10
Eve W - UK - Oct 15-31
Teresa P - UK - Nov 4-21
Jessica D - UK - Nov 26-Dec 12
Su J - UK - Dec 16-Jan 2
Sophie L - UK - Jan 6-23
Follow the Migration!
To keep tabs on the adventures of these two Sparrows follow us on DaedalusSpinningWheels on Instagram, Daedalus Spinning Wheels on Facebook, as well as this blog. All spinners participating on this program are encouraged to use the following hashtags on social media. #DaedalusSparrowMigrationProgram