Spinzilla 2017 Report

Hello fiber folk! Spinzilla is officially over and I have completed my tallies . . . proud to say that I managed to spin about 1000 Spinzilla yards more this year than last year! Yay! And, as always, this experience has brought me and my spinning wheel back together for some much needed hugs and cuddles. Specs on the yarn below.

More important than yardage, I’d say, are three things that I remembered this week:

  1. I handle adversity pretty well. Because, seriously, this was supposed to be the week I spun, spun, spun while the world went on revolving without me. Right. Yeah. Like that ever happens! My son had an impromptu soccer tournament ALL day Saturday in Indiana . . . and Sunday morning was consumed by a mouse trap science project. Oh, and that pesky thing called my day job . . . well, it involved examinations, petitions, teaching 6 classes, you know, the usual. Phew. Just reading this makes me tired and impatient!
  2. I love connecting with spinners and fiber folk here, on YouTube and through various Ravelry groups. You gals (and guys) are awesome and super motivational. I can’t count the number of nice notes I received this week! But I can tell you each one lifted my spirits and reminded me why I do what I do with (all of) my leisure time! Thank you!
  3. I enjoyed learning new things about my spinning wheel, including the bulky flyer, which I had never used before. It produced an immense bobbin of finished yarn that I had to split up just to skein it up!

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White = 2 ply Polypay and Finn (one ply each) spun at 9:1 on my Ladybug

Multi-color = chain plied Shetland from Hello Yarn that I prepped to be a gradient

You can find out about the Spinzilla formula for yardage here.

My actual yardage for each was 825 for the Finn/Polypay and 246 for the Shetland

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13 Responses to Spinzilla 2017 Report

  1. Arlene Ehrlinspiel says:

    Your Amazing! The yarn looks fantastic and so much yardage. So with all that was going on, I take it that sleep was not an option? πŸ˜€

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  2. metaspencer says:

    Good job out there in the trenches of intense competition! (and nice yarn!)

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  3. AJ says:

    Good job! Wouldn’t it be awesome if the world went away when we sit down to our crafts? lol

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  4. Yay for you, well done πŸ™‚

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  5. Knit Potion says:

    I just love seeing that full bobbin! Soooo many possibilities! πŸ™‚

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  6. Congrats, Melissa, on all the yards spun. This is really amazing – your yarn looks beautiful. πŸ™‚

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