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