It’s that time, #Spinzilla is here! The idea is to spin as much singles yardage is possible in one week to raise awareness about spinning and to raise money for fiber arts scholarships. I’m spinning for #TeamSpinOff and these are my plans:
Top left is Miss Babs Merino/bamboo/silk, below is Malabrigo Nube, middle is Dirty Water Dyeworks BFL, and right is Blue Moon Fiber Arts Polwarth in the new club colorway. My plans are admittedly overambitious, especially since I work all day and a few hours each night. That limits my spinning time to about an hour a day or maybe possibly two if I sacrifice sleep. I will not be carrying our team, but hey, at least I’m playing along!
I’m starting with the Malabrigo Nube, seeing as it’s Malabrigo October Stockpile and all. Tiny word of warning: this fiber was very compacted upon arrival and despite whipping it around and letting it air out, it still feels quite stuck together. And I suppose I got a little overzealous with the tugging during predrafting because my thumb twitched for the entire day after I spent time fluffing and preparing it!
It is spinning up into a lovely, fine single though, so I can’t complain much! And the colors are, of course, gorgeous. I’m hoping to spin a nice, bouncy 4-ply and knit myself a hat with it.
Alright, enough blabbing, back to spinning!