Category Archive: Spinning

How I prep my fiber PART 2

I sat down today to finish prepping my fiber for Spinzilla, and I realized I totally left out an important step in the video I did last week. D’oh! So here is part 2.   Also, note that TODAY is the last day to sign up for a Spinzilla team!  

Spinning in Ann Arbor

Spinzilla isn’t just about yardage — it’s also about community.  If you are near the Ann Arbor area, come spin with us!  These gatherings are also a great time to ask questions and get help.  You do not have to be a member of our team to attend — you do not even have to …

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How I prep my fiber

I made a video for you! I hope you like it!  

Join Us for Spinzilla

Spinzilllllllllla! A monster of a week, indeed! It’s that time again. From today through Friday October 2nd, you can sign up to participate in a little friendly yarn spinning competition. Cost is only $10 and you do not need to be an “experienced” or “good” spinner. In fact, this is a good time to learn if you have …

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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!  

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