Sunday, September 24, 2017

Spinzilla Prep: Hoping for a Threepeat

Can you believe that Spinzilla is just one week away? Quite honestly, I can't - it's totally snuck up on me. As the Captain of Team Louet North America (the reigning champs two years in a row, if I may toot our own horn), I should probably have a better plan in place for my own spinning next week, but I regret to inform you that I'll probably be winging it. Work has been crazy, and although my team captain duties are not overwhelming per se, making sure all of our spinners are prepared for the week ahead is definitely a top priority ahead of my own spinning plans!

I'll be attending a conference right at the start of Spinzilla that will create some difficulties in finding time to compete, so I'm trying not to get my hopes up for a personal best when it comes to spinning this year. I've always wanted to break the 4,000-yard mark, but have yet to do so. In the back of my mind, it's a goal, but a more realistic one is to at least spin a Monster Mile (1760 yards) - that seems WAY more doable if I am going to have limited spinning time 3 out of the 7 days.

I did manage to find some time over the weekend to take inventory of my spinning fiber and cherry pick those which might be easier/faster to spin. Here's what I'm hoping to work through during Spinzilla next week (it all fits perfectly in the bin!):

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Next up, I need to make sure that all of my bobbins are cleared, and that I finish the spinning project that has been languishing a bit on my wheel (some lovely gradient yak and silk fiber that is absolutely gorgeous, but kinda hurts my hands when I spin). I'll feel like I'm really winning at life if I can accomplish this modest goal before midnight next Sunday, which is when spinning starts.

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Are you participating in Spinzilla this year? I'd love to hear about how your preparing!

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