So I'm doing a fun thing this week... Spinzilla!
This is a contest/fundraiser where thousands of spinners around the world are joining together to see how much yarn we can spin in one week. There is a $10 registration fee, and all funds raised will go to the Needle Arts Mentoring Program, which knits together communities by teaching fiber arts to kids.
I'm ridiculously excited.
I'm on Team Knot Another Hat, which is a yarn shop in Hood River, Oregon. They're the closest team to me geographically, although team members can be from anywhere and I will be participating remotely since Hood River is three hours away. I was glad to be able to get one of the 25 spots on their team.
I also donated to help sponsor Team ClothRoads Warmis Phuskadoras, which is a team of Bolivian spinners. I'm glad to help them out, and will be cheering them on. I'm sure those ladies, who have been spinning for their entire lives (with a much more tangible need for their yarn than I have for mine), can spin circles around me.
It'll be fun to see how much I can spin in a week. I just wish I could take a week off work to stay at home and do nothing but spin spin spin!