Posts tagged Sonata
Spinzilla 2015

So this year I'm finally going to do it, I registered for Spinzilla and I'm Going Rogue!

What is Spinzilla? This is from their Ravelry page:

Spinzilla is a global event where teams and individuals compete in a friendly challenge to see who can spin the most yarn during Spinning and Weaving Week, the first full week in October. Join us—there will be bragging rights, prizes, and a monster amount of fun!

In two years Spinzilla spinners have spun over 5.3 million yards and raised nearly $20,000 for The NeedleArts Mentoring Program. Spinners you are awesome.

So now I'm prepping for a Crazy week of spinning-

Bobbins emptied and ready -Check

Read alouds and History done for next week -Check

Jacey's new craftsy class to watch while I'm spinning -Check

Spinning Wheel lovingly cleaned and oiled -Check

I still need to get my fiber prepped, the house cleaned, laundry done before Monday. And I will still need to do some homeschooling, running my daughter to her activities, volunteer for homecoming and cook food during the week -But I'm still hoping to make the Monster Mile :)



Tour de Fleece

I'm so excited tomorrow I get to start the Tour de Fleece!

My father was a cyclist and I remember having the Tour de France on TV every July.  I also remember grabbing my blanket and pillow to sleep in the back of the car while my mom was driving the support vehicle during various local races.  I may have complained at the time about getting up so early, but they are fond memories now! I try to remember that when my kids complain about an activity we're doing.

Well this is my year to wear the yellow jersey, doing exactly what I love.

My goal is to spin 8oz of Jacob with a long backward draw.
I have never spun Jacob before. When I pulled it out of the bag it had nice sheepy smell to it.
I normally spin with a short forward draw so this will move me out of my comfort zone a bit.
We'll see what happens!

 I will be spinning for team Kromski on my Sonata.

Who are you spinning for this year?