The Tour de Fleece started on July the One. My Tour started on July the Second. Imagine completely missing the first whatever it is (time trial?) because you made assumptions about when/where/what. Your team would lynch you.
I didn't have to give much thought, way back in June, for what my Tour would be. I have bobbin after bobbin sitting around gathering dust. Literally, alas. I set up the wheel with the biggest flyer for the best view of the yard and birds.
It is embarrassing to have to tell you that I have no idea what I am plying. It is red. It has browns and beiges in it. My guess was BFL. Thank goodness I had notes to consult. Wool Peddler, yes, BFL. Colorway Berry Bark. I remember buying this, and being extremely proud that it wasn't blue. Eight ounces, and my notes say worsted short draw for a 2 ply. I am amused by these notes. I finished plying it (pictures at the end of the Tour, most likely), started on the next 2 ply and saw that the bobbin compacted much less in this second yarn. So, indeed, evidence suggests that the red/brown is worsted spinning. (Now I have to figure out how to get the eight ounces of the woolen spinning to fit on the bobbin so I don't have a 6 ounce skein and a 2 ounce skein. But I am getting ahead of myself.)
I haven't counted the exact number of bobbins. Too depressing. I doubt I will get through the entire whack. I ply every day, with clearly one day off at the beginning. It took me three days to ply eight ounces, so that means 7 groups of three days x 8 ounces = 56 ounces, or perhaps something like seven yarns. It will be more than that, because I see some 3 and 4 ounce bobbin fills. Those will need to be divided (more time consuming) but since there is less to ply, perhaps it will all even out in the schedule. (Briefly considered making a center pull ball out of the singles, but it is not my favorite form for plying. Too much yarn vomit.)
The bobbin shot, on the Kate, with computer cord running underneath, because, after all, who single-tasks these days? I am watching Man in the High Castle and not sure I am loving it all that much: