Monday, June 9, 2014

Spinning Inspiration

It may be counterintuitive, but there is something about summer that makes me want to spin more! My fiber stash is overflowing, and everywhere I look, I find amazing spinning inspiration. Some of my favorite bloggers have been enabling sharing their spinning projects; the latest examples would be this comparison of Top & Sliver on the Knitting Sarah blog and some absolutely gorgeous spindles and fibers on the Woolen Diversions blog.

Not only that, but we're entering the final month of Spinning Spring Training over in the Louet Ravelry Group, the Tour de Fleece will be happening in July, and my fiber stash is overflowing with my latest acquisitions from YarnCon and TNNA. Conditions are just right for a Summer of Spinning!
Spinning in progress: Merino top from Abuelita Yarns.
I've been spinning for about 4 years now, but I still feel like I have much to learn. I have subscriptions to both Spin-Off and Ply Magazine, and I find I am constantly referring back to them in the course of my spinning. Recently, I treated myself to a copy of the The Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs, and while I haven't had much time to explore it just yet, I can already tell that it is going to be a valuable resource in the future. My favorite feature of this book is that it comes with a set of reference cards to keep by your wheel!
Stash Enhancement: Just one of the fibers I bought from the Yarnhollow Etsy Shop.
Over the weekend, I ended up ordering more spinning fiber via Yarnhollow's Etsy Shop. Why? I couldn't pass up her June special: 40% off all orders with coupon code JUNE40! Since I've already fallen down the stash-enhancement rabbit hole, I thought I'd share it with you, too!

Incidentally, if you'd like to join us for Spinning Spring Training this month, here are the suggested challenges (but all are welcome, so feel free to spin your wooly fiber stash if you so choose)!

I'd love to hear about your favorite spinning resources or other inspirations, please feel free to share them in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout-out! That book is incredible, it really opened my eyes to the different kinds of yarns one can make. I love your stash enhancements, they look so squishable!