This year I’m participating in Spinzilla on Team PLY. If you don’t know what Spinzilla is you can check out all the information on the website. It’s basically a friendly contest where teams of spinners compete to see who can spin the most yardage in a week of spinning. It’s put on by The National Needlearts Association’s Spinning and Weaving group to raise awareness of spinning and to help fund a fiberarts mentoring program.
There are people who spin 8 or more hours a day and have goals they relate in miles and multiple pounds! I am not one of those spinners. I had lots of lofty goals at first then I quickly came to my senses as I looked at my work deadlines and the family calendar. My goals are modest and I vow not to beat myself up if I don’t meet them, because this is supposed to be fun. I’m trying to spin a pound of fiber.
Have a look at the fiber I pulled from my stash to choose from. Every time I look at my pile of gorgeous fluff, I want to spin it all instantly!
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