Monday, August 26, 2013

Spinzilla Preparation: 5 Weeks & Counting!

Spinzilla is five weeks away, and I am already starting to cull my fiber stash to set aside what I'll be spinning during the event. I've also been clearing out any bobbins with leftover singles, which resulted in a few more finished skeins this weekend: the green skein was spun from some Lorna's Laces Wool Top I'd custom dyed while working there, and I had enough to navajo ply; the smaller skein is a three-ply from leftover singles that have been lurking on bobbins.

I also created some Ravatars for those of you who will be joining me on #TeamLouet. Feel free to download & use any of these graphics to show your team spirit!


This is the first-ever Spinzilla event, and I think that it will be fun way to raise money for a great cause: The Needlearts Mentoring Program. The $10 registration fee for Spinzilla will be used to foster the spinners of tomorrow by providing educators with supplies, information and support (more on that here).

If you are having a hard time choosing a team, you have a couple of options when signing up: you can leave it to chance and ask to be randomly assigned to a team, or you may go rogue and join in the fun without any team affiliation.

My favorite option, of course, is to have you join me on team Louet! In fact, we'd like to sweeten the deal: in addition to being eligible for official Spinzilla prizes, we'll be randomly selecting one lucky team member to win a pound of carded alpaca fiber! All you have to do is sign up for Team Louet; when registration closes on September 23, we'll pick our winner and get their prize shipped out in time for the big event! 

As I've mentioned before, our only stipulations for team membership are:

1. Team members should be using Louet spinning wheels.
2. While you are not limited to using only Louet spinning fiber, we do request that team members spin at least two singles of Louet fiber during the course of the event.

Click here to register for Spinzilla!

1 comment:

  1. O.K. So I just signed up but I'm a spinner since 1973 or so and not au fait with all the tech comms. I respond well to email but only look at it and my computer once a day. During Spinzilla I'll be at my wheel. Yes it's a Louet. I'll be spinning Merino & perhaps some Corriedale singles for 3ply sock yarn and maybe some 2ply fingering. I'll be glad of all the advice on measuring singles as I usually put them on my ball winder and ply from the balls.