Friday, October 10, 2014

Spinzilla - Day Five

What happened to Day Four you ask? Honestly, after the Spinzilla Party, I was TIRED.

So here's what happened on Day Four:

1) spun a little more of the silk brick;
2) spun more of the mango on the dragonfly;
3) and during the party, I spun the last two wild carded batts!!!!! (this makes me very happy)

Day Five has been all golden dragonfly. I now have three cops parked on DP knitting needles, and the fourth is well started.

Two days to go, and I've only used two of the wheels. I really should put something on at least two more of them. And I also want to put a little project on my Jenkins Aegean Turkish.

There will be more photos -- I promise!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Spinzilla - Day Three

Day Three?!?  Already?!?!?!?!?

Okay, so it's day three. Actually the end of day three. I must say, a busy day in the shop, plus cats with cabin fever, does not make for a lot of spinning progress. But here's the breakdown:

a) I'm on the third cop of mango-licious merino/silk on the dragonfly (loving this spindle!!!)

b) I started a bobbin of combed silk brick on a Kromski Minstrel

c) ordered repair parts for an Ashford Kiwi

d) cleared a little more space for tomorrow evening's Spinzilla Spinning Party

e) the wild carded batts took the day off

f) and I got a lovely snap of many of my spindles waiting for their turn(s) --
That's all I've got for today. I can't believe tomorrow is the mid-point of Spinzilla. I have a LOT of fiber that still needs spinning!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Spinzilla - Day Two

Progress continues.

The second of four batts is now on the bobbin - new bobbin tomorrow!

The dragonfly is almost full for a second time. I only managed a one-third fill last night as my lap was full of cat.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Spinzilla - Day One

Day One of Spinzilla is almost over.

I got a bit of a late start due to weekend plans getting re-arranged, but I feel like I'm on track now. Got my stash photos taken and posted to the team thread on Ravelry; filled my Golding golden dragonfly once (will be twice before sleep); and spun up one of four wild carded batts on the Ashford Joy wheel.

Here's a snap of my "starter" fiber (so very much more in my stash):

And here's why I did NOT go roaming around town today, spindling in random locations:

First week day with slick roads due to the first couple of inches of snow in town? I like to give everyone else a chance to get used to winter driving before I venture out in that.

More tomorrow!