Sunday, October 08, 2017

Spinzilla 2017, Day 7

Well, here we are on the last day.  I went a little overboard.

Spinzilla 2017, Day 7

This is:
  • 2.9 oz Bam Huey Olive Branch (spun and plied today)
  • 2.9 oz Bam Huey Wild Berry (spun and plied today)
  • 15.2 oz (2 skeins) natural gray alpaca (spun and 3-plied today)
  • 3.4 oz SporFarm Black Pine (spun and plied today)
  • 4.1 oz Upstream Alpacas Moss Green (spun and plied today)
  • 3.5 oz white merino (spun and plied today)
  • 6.2 oz Bam Huey Calm Waters/Moon Beams (plied today)
  • 4.5 oz purple merino/silk (plied today)
  • 4.3 oz white merino (plied today)

I spun for 22 hours today, with a few short breaks.  Stick a fork in me, I'm done.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Spinzilla 2017, Day 6

Here's what I did today.

Spinzilla 2017, Day 6: 4 oz SporFarm shetland/merino "Cherry Blossom", 3.3 oz Targhee, 3 oz Bam Huey D'oh D'oh Bird, 3 oz Bam Huey Moon Beams, 3 oz Bam Huey Calm Waters, 4.5 oz purple merino/silk

This is:
  • 4 oz SporFarm shetland/merino “Cherry Blossom” (spun and plied today)
  • 3.3 oz Targhee (plied today)
  • 3 oz Bam Huey D’oh D’oh Bird (chain plied today)
  • 3 oz Bam Huey Moon Beams (singles)
  • 3 oz Bam Huey Calm Waters (singles)
  • 4.5 oz purple merino/silk (singles)
I spun for 18.5 hours today. I am tired. One more big day tomorrow and then we’ll see if I met my goal of 40,000 Spinzilla yards. I think I must be getting close.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Spinzilla 2017, Day 5

Day 5 was all about plying:

Spinzilla 2017, Day 5:  PLYING.  3 oz Bam Huey Olive Branch, 3 oz Bam Huey Spinzilla Test Purple, 3 oz Bam Huey D'oh D'oh Bird, 4 oz SporFarm Dark Red

This is 3 oz Bam Huey Olive Branch, 3 oz Bam Huey Spinzilla Test Purple, 3 oz Bam Huey D'oh D'oh Bird, 4 oz SporFarm Dark Red, all singles that I spun earlier this week.

I took the miniSpinner out on the front porch for a while this afternoon, and it was so lovely to sit and spin and watch the sun through the leaves, the squirrels in the big silver maple in the front yard, and the kids playing across the street.  This little spinner is much more portable than my big wheel.

Peace.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Spinzilla 2017, Day 4

Here's Day 4:

Spinzilla 2017, Day 4: 0.5 oz Abstract Fibers “Ink”, 3 oz Bam Huey “Raspberry Sorbet”, 3 oz Bam Huey “Sun Beam”

This is  0.5 oz Abstract Fibers “Ink”, 3 oz Bam Huey “Raspberry Sorbet”, 3 oz Bam Huey “Sun Beam.”

You may also notice that my miniSpinner is here!!!!!  I made it back in time to get it from the post office and I've been using it, and it's awesome and I love it.

Can't talk more now, it's midnight and I really really have to go to bed.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Spinzilla 2017, Day 3

Here's Day 3:

Spinzilla 2017, Day 3: 3 oz BamHuey “Olive Branch” and 2 oz Bam Huey Raspberry Sorbet”

That's 3 oz Bam Huey “Olive Branch” and 1.5 oz Bam Huey Raspberry Sorbet” (half a wheel).  Not as much as I would have liked but I had to travel for work, from one side of the state to the other. I was in the office this morning, then a long lunch at home to spin this, then five hours of driving. Tomorrow is most of the day at the job site and five hours driving back home. I may not get anything spun at all tomorrow. Ugh.

On the other hand, I’ll try and make up for it this weekend, because... I did a thing, and my brand new Hansen Pro miniSpinner is arriving TOMORROW!!!  I probably won't get back home before the post office closes, though, and won't actually have it in my hands until Friday.  I've never owned an electric spinner, and while not having to treadle does feel somewhat like cheating, I couldn't get the thought of all that speeeeeeeeed out of my head.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Spinzilla 2017, Day 2

Here's my work for today:

Spinzilla 2017 Day 2:  3 oz Bam Huey (Spinzilla Test Purple), 3.4 oz white Merino, 4 oz SporFarm Shetland/Corriedale (Dark Red).

That's 3 oz of Bam Huey Spinzilla Test Purple (1.4 oz spun today, the second half of the wheel from yesterday), 3.4 oz white merino, and 4 oz SporFarm Shetland/Corriedale (Dark Red).

Please excuse the messy yarn cake on the merino, we got a new kitten three weeks ago, and she is a fiber thief.  I caught her triumphantly trotting across the living room with the cake in her mouth.  Evidently she hunted it down and killed it.

Sleepy time now.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Spinzilla 2017, Day 1

Here's what I did today:

Spinzilla 2017 Day 1:  3 oz Bam Huey (D'oh D'oh Bird), 3.3 oz white Targhee, 1.6 oz Bam Huey (Spinzilla Test Purple).

Not a bad day.  That's 3 oz  Bam Huey (D'oh D'oh Bird), 3.3 oz white Targhee, and 1.6 oz (half a wheel) of Bam Huey (Spinzilla Test Purple). All pretty fine singles that will ply to a good amount of yardage.

I'll finish off the purple tomorrow and see what else I can get up to.  But now I have to go to bed.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Countdown to Spinzilla 2017

It's that time of year again!  Spinzilla!

Spinzilla 2017 preparation!

Spinning kicks off at 12:01 am tomorrow.  This is what I have lined up to spin, plus there's plenty more upstairs if none of this appeals when I'm ready to start a new bobbin.

Ready, Set, GO!  (In three and a half hours.)