Friday, October 3, 2014

Spinzilla Goals

Since I don't have a finished project to share this week, I want to talk about my goals for Spinzilla, which starts this coming Monday, October 6!

Last year, I spun 2,390 yards of yarn total, which I also plied during the event. I'm excited to see how this year's plying credit affects my finished yardage; if this policy had been in effect last year, that would have doubled my finished yardage to 5,542!

Also looking over my notes from last year, I see that I managed to spin approximately 8oz. of fiber each day for the first six days, and on many of those days, I also plied. The final day of Spinzilla was spent plying, which I have a feeling will be my plan for this year as well, unless I decide that I want to spin a single which will be semi-felted later on.

Based on my experiences last year, my Spinzilla 2014 goals are:
  • To spin 6,000 yards of plied yarn total.
  • To spin 8oz. of fiber each day - ideally, more! 
  • To spin thinner & more consistent yarns than I did in 2013 (most of them were a heavy worsted or bulky weight when plied). 

For #TeamLouet, I would of course love it if we won first place, and I think we have a really good team this year - there are lots of returning spinners from 2013, and our top three spinners from last year are once again in our ranks! We also have a lot of new & passionate spinners, and I'm pretty excited to see how things play out. Last year, #TeamLouet cracked the top ten finishing teams - we were in the #5 spot with a respectable 63,964 yards. No matter how we place overall, I'd love to see us collectively break 100,000 yards this year, and I think we can do it!

Will you be competing in Spinzilla next week? I'd love to hear what your goals are, too!


  1. I'm going to work up a goals post this weekend. WOW, I can't even imagine spinning 8 oz in one day! I hope I won't be the weakest link on the Louet team... will have to squeeze in spinning every chance I get!

    1. I'm totally worried that I'll be the weakest link, too - but I think we'll both be surprised at how much we can accomplish in a week!