Spinzilla Day 6

Yesterday was Day 6. I plied two bobbins of the happy happy fun yarn of happiness.

2 full bobbins of happy

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 the following morning.

Today is the last day of Spinzilla. I won’t even think about trying to take pictures tonight. I’m just going to spin and ply as much as I can before the 11:59pm deadline.

Tomorrow: pictures of everything I’ve spun this week and total yardage spun.


Spinzilla Day 5

I’m still working on the happy happy fun yarn of happiness.

happy happy fun yarn

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 in a day, and I’m wondering if that’s just nostalgia, or if I really just can’t spin for as long as I used to. I had to stop this evening before I really wanted to because my hand and back both ached. It may be that I used to spin more hours in a day, but not for so many days in a row.


Spinzilla Day 4

Today I finished the Kandinsky merino/yak skein I started yesterday. Stuart was kind enough to hold it for the photo.

Stuart and Kandinsky

In the evening I started spinning the happy happy fun yarn of happiness!

happy yarn in progress


Spinzilla Day 3

Today was Merino/Yak Day.

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 claw-like, and that spot on my upper back right below my neck is telling me to give it a rest for a while, so that’s enough spinning for today. But the merino/yak is soooo sooooft!


Spinzilla Day 2

anodized and papaya

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.

spinzilla: all the fiber

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.

2 bobbins bfl-silk



Fiona says…

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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?

Mission Main St Grant



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 Stitching Memories in Portage, Michigan. Put it on your calendar if you’re in the Kalamazoo area!

Third, we’ve been re-releasing our patterns one by one so they’re easier to read and prettier to look at! We just re-released the Basketweave Lace Shawl(ette), and it’s FREE! Knit a shawlette with one skein of Corrie Sock, or use two skeins to make a full size shawl.

Basketweave Lace Shawlette

Fourth, Happy Fuzzy Yarn is growing, and I have lots of plans for the way I want it to grow, but I need more help! If you’re in the Ann Arbor area and are interested in working as a studio assistant (aka minion), please read the job description and let me know if you’re interested! (If you’re not in the Ann Arbor area, I’m also looking for more yarn reps!)

Fifth, we have a new addition to our family! Please say hi to Fiona!


Isn’t she beautiful? Joey is totally smitten with her. She’s a little cranky at him, but she’ll be calmer after she’s spayed. After we’re back from Yellow Springs, I’ll make an appointment with the vet. In the meantime, she likes being petted, and she eats a lot! I forgot how much more young rabbits eat than old rabbits!

And just a reminder: if you’re going to sign up for Spinzilla, you have FOUR DAYS!


Did you forget something?

If you’re like me, there are things that you mean to do, but you think about them at 2am or when you’re in the shower or when you’re out for a walk. Times when you can’t do them. So you keep meaning to do them, you may even write them on your to do list, and some how you still just don’t do them.

I understand. I meant to schedule my mammogram for 6 months. I’ve been meaning to make an appointment to get a sheep tattooed on my left arm for…3 years?

(I finally did schedule the mammogram, and that’s coming up this week. I finally called the tattoo place, and found I have to go there in person to make an appointment.)

Anyway, it occurred to me that some of you probably have this same tendency I have.

Have you been meaning to register for Spinzilla?

If you have, you don’t have a lot of time left. The deadline is September 22, which might sound really far away (if you’re like me and can’t wrap your head around the fact that it’s September already), but is in fact only 9 days away.

Whoa! Really?


Nine days. So if you’ve been planning on registering for Spinzilla, for the love of wool, do it now!

Register here and choose Team Happy Fuzzy Yarn Spinners!

Do it now before you get distracted by a squirrel or something shiny or dinner or laundry. (Yes, I really do know how that goes.)

Think about all the fiber you want to spin.

Merino/Tencel combed top

Now go register!


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