Jillian’s Spinning: Calling All Discworld Fans!

Are you a spinner and a Terry Pratchett fan? Do you know about the monster Spin Along that revolves around Discworld?

The brainchild of Southern Cross Fibre’s David Schultz, this SAL involves 6 dyers who are creating Discworld inspired colors ways.

The SAL runs from April 1- June 30, and in addition to the spinning there will be a read along for spinners interested in exploring the books.

I know, you want to know which dyers are playing. Here’s the line up:

Most of the links are for previews or preorders. Except for FatCatKnits who is ready to go!

Feast your eyes on some of the colors!

Spunky Eclectic Octarine
Spunky Eclectic Octarine
Into the Whirled Death
Into the Whirled Death
FatCatKnits Noble Dragon
FatCatKnits Noble Dragon

I’m not spinning along on this one due to deadlines, but I may buy some fiber (no judging!) and I’m hunting for the first book on audio to keep me company while I spin samples.

Are you doing the Discworld MegaSAL?


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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

10 thoughts on “Jillian’s Spinning: Calling All Discworld Fans!

  1. sjw

    I’m going to be the one who says it – don’t start with book 1. It really isn’t the best place to get into Discworld.

    Weird Sisters is a better place, or Guards! Guards! and I’m sure others will have recommendations as well.

    1. sjw

      And sadly no longer with us. 🙁

      I know his last few years were exceptionally difficult, and in that way, knowing that he is no longer dealing with it is better. But it’s still tough having him go.

  2. Alicia

    Oh my goodness, I certainly am now, thanks for the heads up! Discworld is my FAAAAAAAVORITE. Fwiw, I started the series with the first book, and liked it just fine. I was a little surprised at how the character focus and storyline changes from book to book, but I was totally hooked by the second one. This is an old pdf but I found it helpful for navigating the reading order: http://www.lspace.org/books/reading-order-guides/the-discworld-reading-order-guide-1-5.pdf

  3. Charlotte Haas

    start with “The Wee Free Men” it’s YA, easy to get (audible has it) and is about sheep. and other things. 😉

  4. Jeanie

    Love the Discworld! Terry Pratchett is such a gifted writer–his plot lines all get tied up neatly, his descriptions are vivid, his characters are all unique individuals which he develops more in each novel that they appear in. I need to spin a vivid, unique Discworld yarn!

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