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Episode 81: Happy Happy Spinzilla!

Happy Spinzilla! I hope you are tuning in this week because your spinning wheel (or spindle) is turning fast, and you are making tons and tons of yarn! This week, I announce some giveaway winners from last month and this month as part of the Patreon support. Speaking of Patreon, thank you to those who… Continue reading Episode 81: Happy Happy Spinzilla!

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Recap :: Spinzilla 2016

This year pasted in a blur of spinning, encouraging others to “just keep spinning” and more spinning. Spinzilla is a whorl wind week for many handspinners all over the world and Instagram kind of ‘blows up’ during this week of crazy spinning. I had the pleasure of being Team Captain for Team SweetGeorgia this year… Continue reading Recap :: Spinzilla 2016

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Spinzilla 2016

As many of you may be aware, there is a massive – nay, a humongous, ginormous, tremendous … you get the idea … spinning event coming up in the next couple of weeks that handspinners around the world will be participating in together. Put on by TNNA, Spinzilla is an event that brings spinners together… Continue reading Spinzilla 2016

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little effort.

This Spinning Socks Six Pack in Panda (60% superwash merino, 30% bamboo rayon, 10% nylon) from Sweet Georgia Yarns has been sitting in my stash since October 2014. That is almost two years ago because I received it as part of spinning with Team Sweet Georgia in Spinzilla that year! I’m not a big stasher,… Continue reading little effort.

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Dancing with Shetland.

One of the recurring themes for me this year has been large quantity spins, usually referred to as ‘sweater spins’ in the handspinning community. I think this may be because people generally think of sweater quantities of yarn to be a sort of magnum opus for beginning spinners. As I was learning to spin, I… Continue reading Dancing with Shetland.

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Spinzilla prep.

This is kind of an extra post because I can’t believe it, but I was able to finish all of the prep I had hoped to do for Spinzilla! I’m kind of shocked. My goals for the week include :: woolen spin the 1 pound of 100% Shetland into a 2-ply, semi-worsted spin the ~1… Continue reading Spinzilla prep.