Category Archive: Spinning

Plan B: Fiberganza! The destash of the decade!

Remember that grant I applied for that would have allowed me to buy a bigger house with a much larger studio space? I didn’t get it. So, I wallowed in self pity for about 3 seconds, and then started forming Plan B. Plan B is making more space in the studio I have. There’s a …

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Year-End Sale, a Knit-Along, and a Spin-Along — What’s Not to Love?!

Happy Fuzzy Yarn is hosting a series of knit-alongs and spin-alongs in 2015 in our Ravelry living room — you should come join us! There will be chatting, and sales, and prizes! If you haven’t signed up for Ravelry yet, it’s easy to do and free. Joining the Happy Fuzzy Yarn group on Ravelry is also free. …

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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.    

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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