Category Archive: Spinning

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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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, …

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To ply or not to ply

A lot of times I’ll be at a guild meeting or on a spinning forum and someone will show a singles they’ve spun and ask, “Should I ply this?” Each time I cringe a little bit inside. Why? Because the time to decide whether you want to ply your yarn is before you start spinning …

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