Tag Archive: Spinzilla

Half not bad, or not half bad

During Spinzilla last year, I spun 7370 yards. This year I spun 3688 yards. That’s just 3 yards more than half of last year’s total. I would be totally bummed out, but I’m having problems with my left ulnar nerve*, so my left pinky and ring finger are both numb and painful (yeah, you’d think …

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Time to register for Spinzilla!

I have no idea how it got to be September already. I think I lost a month. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could get all the time we’ve lost back at a lost and found? Anyway, it really is September, and that means Spinzilla registration is open! You want to sign up for Team …

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Have you made anything with your Spinzilla yarn?

You may recall I spun some merino/yak yarn during Spinzilla with the intention of making super warm mittens since my hands get really cold during the winter. I made them, and then it was unseasonably warm for months. The first day of winter felt more like the first day of spring. But when I woke …

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What I learned spinning 7370 yards during Spinzilla

Behold all the yarn I spun during Spinzilla! Last year I spun 6652 yards, and I was proud of myself, but I realized I could spin a lot more if I prepped my fiber ahead of time. So this year I prepped two pounds of BFL combed top in Death and Taxes for a sweater …

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What We Spun Last Week During Spinzilla

Team Happy Fuzzy Yarn Spinners had a fantastic Spinzilla this year!  Here’s what we made:   Now it’s time for an unofficial craft-o-rama to use all this lovely yarn. We can’t wait for next year’s Spinzilla!

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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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.  

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