Riin

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Date registered: March 18, 2010

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  1. 6,652 yards — October 13, 2014
  2. Spinzilla Day 6 — October 12, 2014
  3. Spinzilla Day 5 — October 10, 2014
  4. Spinzilla Day 4 — October 9, 2014
  5. Spinzilla Day 3 — October 8, 2014

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6,652 yards

I spun 6,652 yards during Spinzilla. That’s 3.78 miles. I spun 5.14 pounds of fiber. Merino, yak, BFL, tussah silk, Polwarth, Falkland, alpaca, Corriedale, Romney, and I’m not even sure what else. I spun enough yardage to get to Ypsilanti. No wonder I’m tired.  

Spinzilla Day 6

Yesterday was Day 6. I plied two bobbins of the happy happy fun yarn of happiness. It was way past my bedtime by the time I finished, so no post yesterday. This past week has wreaked havoc with my sleep schedule, so next year I won’t try to post photos at night. I’ll wait till …

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Spinzilla Day 5

I’m still working on the happy happy fun yarn of happiness. When the darker bobbin is full, I’ll ply the two together. I’ve got enough fiber to make about 2 pounds of this yarn, and I’ll use it for a sweater for yours truly. It seems like I used to be able to spin more …

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Spinzilla Day 4

Today I finished the Kandinsky merino/yak skein I started yesterday. Stuart was kind enough to hold it for the photo. In the evening I started spinning the happy happy fun yarn of happiness!  

Spinzilla Day 3

Today was Merino/Yak Day. I spun 2oz of Purple Kale and 2oz of mumble-mumble-something-or-other (I’ll have to look that one up) and plied them together, then spun another 2oz of Kandinsky. Tomorrow I’ll spin the second 2oz of Kandinsky and ply those together. I wanted to finish that skein tonight, but my hand is feeling …

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Spinzilla Day 2

Today I plied the 8oz of BFL/silk in Anodized I spun yesterday, and spun and plied 4oz of Polwarth in Papaya.  

Spinzilla Day 1

This is everything I plan to spin this week. I got started a bit later than I had planned because laundry expected to be done (ahem. It’s 2014. Where is my robot maid?), but I spun 2 bobbins with 4 oz each of BFL/silk in Anodized. I’ll ply them tomorrow.    

Fiona says…

Fiona says, “Vote for Happy Fuzzy Yarn!” You wouldn’t want to disappoint a sweet, adorable bunny, would you? Make Fiona happy and vote here: https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/40627    

Can you help me win a grant?

I applied for a grant which would help me grow my business. Can you vote for me? Every day? And ask your mom to vote? And your neighbor? And your cousin’s hamster? Thanks!  

5 Happy Things

I have five happy things to tell you today! First, we’ll be at the Midwest Festival of Fibers/Wool Gathering in Yellow Springs, Ohio this weekend! It’s a great show, and we’ll have lots of stuff, so if you’re in the area, stop on by! Second, I’ll be doing a trunk show Saturday, October 4 at …

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