Jillian’s Spinning: Spinzilla Sign Up and Swatches


After my happy success with Tour de Fleece, I ‘ve decided to do Spinzilla in October! I wonder how much yarn I can spin in a week? I’ve joined Team PLY,which is full now but, here’s a list of all the teams still available.  Has anyone joined a team yet?

I’ve been spinning and knitting swatches for my Craftsy class. I leave on Sunday and I can’t wait to film. I am equal parts nervous and excited, which seems about right.

Pile o' swatches
Pile o’ swatches

In Happy Camper retreat news Beth, Rita and I planned our goodie bags and door prizes today. Each camper will have 6 ounces of fiber plus other surprises in their goodie bag and go home with at least one door prize. It’s going to be so much fun! September will be here soon.  Are you signed up yet?

My kids are going mental because summer is almost over. My daughter wouldn’t look at the Target ad in the paper on Sunday because it was all back to school stuff. I will admit this summer has flown by, but I am determined to squeeze every last drop out of it!

What are you doing to squeeze the last fun out of summer?

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Jillian is the​ author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor​ of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts. She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing. Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com

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  2. Charlotte Haas

    My end of summer blowout with the same as last year: doing spinning demos at the Wisconsin State Fair. In five days, eight skeins of yarn- most punctuated with sticky spots from small hands petting them. Plus about 300 yards of singles made by those same small hands, turned into bracelets for those small wrists and given away. The youngest child I had spinning this year was two years old. I held her hands, for the first two drafts, and then she did it herself. The oldest “child” I had spinning was 95 years old. She hadn’t done this and she was a small child, sitting with her grandmother. It was a wonderful fair. There will still be spinners at the Wisconsin Wool Works booth for the remainder of the fair, but my turn is done. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

  3. stitchpunk

    I read your post and then went and signed on with Team Mirkwood for Spinzilla. We won’t win any prizes for yardage by spinning on spindles – but we will have the most beautiful spinning tools!

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