Suburban Hipster Homesteading, book proposals, chasing small children, restocking my shop and planning my holiday bunny trail for my shop clearly isn’t enough to do on its own. Why not do the Tour de Fleece?
Why not? The Tour de Fleece happens at the same time as The Tour de France and follows the same general time line with the same rest days and challenge day (Stage 18, on Thursday, July 18th, when they climb Alpe d’Huez twice). We don’t climb a mountain on the 18th but we do challenge ourselves. I’m going to attempt to take on Navajo Plying.
I spin all the time, ask anyone who sees me in meat space but believe it or not, committing to spin every day has been more challenging than I thought. It’s only day 7 and I’ve already had a few days where I’m like, uuuuuuuuuuugh spinninnnnnnnnnng nooooooooooooooooo.
The part that is relevent to you is that I’ve been using this time to work on some ritual cords. I have various planetary cords in the works along with cords to specific deities. Ritual cords can be used for lots of things – knot work spells, tying around a candle, wearing them to give you extra oomph, etc etc make your own fun.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanyway. I have this whole idea for a Solar working that I’ll be offering that involves St. Germain bottles, gemstones and herbs. I’ve been spinning the cord for this using the playlist I made (lots of The Bling Ring, The Great Gatsby, Lana del Rey, The Pierces and Marina and the Diamonds. Theme: Aspiring for the Good Life) and a lot of Aves Flying Oinment from Ms. Lawless. And some hooch I made. Magic requires sacrifices like this of us.
My picture of Day 7 include the solar herb bath I did for the yarn to set it.