What Will You Spin Next?

*Spinning and knitting, spinning and knitting, rep from * to end of the weekend.
*Spinning and knitting, spinning and knitting, rep from * to end of the weekend.

In the US the big Thanksgiving weekend is coming up. Some people look forward to the food or the shopping. But my people, spinners, look forward to uninterrupted days of spinning, knitting or fiber prep.

This is also the weekend that, before the crazy of the December holidays, I like to reflect on what I want to spin next in 2017.

This weekend I will wear only stretchy pants, there will be football (Go Blue!) too much food and a ferocious amount of fiber. I have plans to card for color, spin for a few accessories, knit swatches in dark movie theaters (Dr. Strange and Moana) and generally wallow in fiber. I really need the comfort of fiber and the feeling of doing work that doesn’t require wifi or electricity.

While I frolic in my fluff I’ll keep a notebook handy, writing down any ideas I have for 2017. I have a few things that are tickling my interest – more spinning and color (with a little weaving thrown in), exploring new-to-me dyers and making things beyond swatches with my handspun.

What are you excited about spinning, learning, making in 2017?

If you are in the US what will you spin this weekend?

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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

6 thoughts on “What Will You Spin Next?

  1. Val

    I am in a spinning funk, to the point that I am thinking of selling my wheel. Not sure when it even started..

  2. Joanne

    I’m the opposite of Val.
    New spinner, just finished your Craftsy class. Thank you very much.
    Trying to develop a default spin (3 ply fingering weight). Still practicing.

  3. Elaina

    Hi Jillian! I’d love to spin a yarn like that sample at the top of the post (sample on the right). How did you do it?

  4. rose

    not in the US but in Australia but I will be spinning some flax/merino/tussah silk to ply some fabulous teal merino and thinking about what it wants to be knitted into!! Hey Val, don’t sell your wheel, experiment with some new fibre or plan a special handspun/handknitted gift. 🙂

  5. Marni S

    I am getting a pocket wheel for Xmas!!!!! I can’t wait! Going to spin the batts I just finished of CVM

  6. Meglette

    My creative juices were spent on not one, but two Thanksgiving dinners. Jillian, you are my Knitty mentor. I did get a chance to watch 12 ways to spin handpaints, and pour over my new favorite book, “Yarnitecture”. If I get to Loveland this year will you sign my book-pretty please? I will give you my crazy-yummy cranberry sauce recipe. Happy Seasonal Salutations!

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