Spinzilla 2015

This is my second year participating in Spinzilla, a global event to bring attention to handspinning.

Last year, I finished up with 5 skeins of 2 ply, or 1223.98 yards, plied yardage of 3671.94…and 194.66 yards of 3 ply, or 778.64 for a grand total of 4450.58 plyed yardage or 2.53 miles in 46.5 total hours! The only goal I had last year was to make enough to earn the Monster Mile rating, which I did (1760 yards).

This year, I have pulled 2 pounds, 14 ounces out of the stash, all stuff that is already prepped and that I don’t think I would further blend in other ways.

plan to spin I was going to be ambitious in a different direction and dye and prep fleece from my stash. When that didn’t happen, I decided to gather up fiber that I didn’t think I would use to blend with other stuff, fiber that was already otherwise prepped to my liking. I also took individual photos of each bump and am entering them as spinning projects on Ravelry today.

The 4 tall bumps are all about 8 ounces each and are from Taylored Fibers in Quilcene, Washington (Barry Taylor) that I bought on the Farm Tour in 2014 (where last year’s sweater spin fiber is from).

There is a large blue batt from Judith Mackenzie, as well as the pink bump which is one of her luxe blends, and the yellow green bump which is wool/silk 50/50.

And finally, some new one ounce bumps from mirlafiberarts, whose limited series of podcasts I have recently discovered (there are 8 episodes).

 

I have made it through half of the big batt, and most of the yellow/orange bump. I will get back at it after work today and hopefully, make more of a dent in this pile. More images to come as I progress.

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