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Title: Spinzilla 2014
Post by: Belladune on June 30, 2014 12:38:16 PM
www.spinzilla.org

Team Craftster, Anyone?

The D/L:  (that's Down Low, just incase you didn't know ;) )

Basically it's a week of Spin until you drop, and as much as  you possibly can.  It's October 6-12. It's a way's off, but if I register our team (which needs to happen before the 15th.)

There seems to be a few things I've got to look into to make this happen legitimately... I didn't notice them before... But I'll get the deets straightened out!


Team Craftster Spinzilla 2014 Roster
Belladune
Meleriffic
Rodelphia


Title: Re: Spinzilla 2014
Post by: jexxican on July 07, 2014 08:59:45 AM
I heard about this. The lady who organizes our local spin group was wanting to know if I would get in on this with her and some people from Ruidoso, have a semi-local group. If that doesn't happen then I guess I could join Team C-ster. I can't join both, can I?


Title: Re: Spinzilla 2014
Post by: Belladune on July 07, 2014 06:36:53 PM
Well, from the sounds of it, we can play along informally as a team and we can join teams that are local, or just be Registered Rogue Spinners.  I think what we'd do is have our thread here, and have a few prizes that would be associated with Craftster.  If you are registered as a Rogue Spinner, then you're still eligible for the Spinzilla prizes as well.


Title: Re:
Post by: Rodelphia on July 07, 2014 09:04:19 PM
Sounds like fun to me! :)


Title: Re: Spinzilla 2014
Post by: meleriffic on July 10, 2014 08:16:13 AM
Sounds fun!


Title: Re: Spinzilla 2014
Post by: Belladune on August 26, 2014 06:45:08 AM
I've gone and signed up for Spinzilla, rogue spinner!!  I'll lead the team here, and am happy to say there will be PRIZES!!  If you want to donate a prize as well, let me know!

Prize list:

1- Craftster Mug!
2- Spinning fibre from SpinHeartSpin

So far that's it, but there could be more!

I'll get a team roster going for us, too.  To be a part of our team, you don't have to register officially with Spinzilla, just let me know here and I will add you to our roster. (I'm not sure why you wouldn't register, tho, since you can get prizes from them too!)


Title: Re:
Post by: Rodelphia on August 26, 2014 12:01:50 PM
Count me in. :)


Title: Re: Spinzilla 2014
Post by: meleriffic on August 26, 2014 12:22:58 PM
Count me in here as well.


Title: Re: Spinzilla 2014
Post by: Belladune on October 01, 2014 08:49:29 PM
Spinzilla starts on Monday! Is everyone still playing along?  I know I am.

Also, since we have two prizes, and (so far) only two team members besides myself (and I already have a mug, and I can't really award myself a prize from my shop....) It looks like so long as everyone spins something, even one skien, everyone gets a prize! ;)


Title: Re: Spinzilla 2014
Post by: meleriffic on October 02, 2014 09:32:53 AM
I already have a mug too.


Title: Re: Spinzilla 2014
Post by: Belladune on October 06, 2014 09:56:29 PM
day 1!
 did anyone else get their spinning done?  I got about 7oz spun. I don't know yardage yet, as I'm going to not waste time figuring that out just yet! Must keep spinning!
(https://flic.kr/p/ph8Wgv)Spinzilla 2014 - Day 1 (https://flic.kr/p/ph8Wgv) by SpinHeartSpin (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Spinzilla 2014
Post by: meleriffic on October 08, 2014 03:49:25 PM
I don't know how much I got done, but it wasn't a whole lot. I have spun everyday so far though, which lately is doing pretty good.


Title: Re: Spinzilla 2014
Post by: Belladune on October 08, 2014 09:59:05 PM
I feel like I'm in the same boat, Mel! though I'm feeling pretty pumped about finishing the green yarn.
(https://flic.kr/p/pzZw3R)Spinzilla days 2&3 (https://flic.kr/p/pzZw3R) by SpinHeartSpin (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

I'm diving into the hot chocolate batts I blended up last winter. They just can't languish any longer! ;) That'll happen tomorrow. Hopefully I can get all 6 batts done by friday night...


Title: Re: Spinzilla 2014
Post by: meleriffic on October 08, 2014 10:01:57 PM
I need to get a picture of my progress. I just finished up a single, that is part of a 2 ply. Now I just need to spin the other single and ply them together.


Title: Re: Spinzilla 2014
Post by: Belladune on October 10, 2014 07:57:36 AM
(https://flic.kr/p/pBjLmR)Spinzilla 2014 - Day 4 (https://flic.kr/p/pBjLmR) by SpinHeartSpin (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

my hot chocolate batts are so squishy! I love them spun up :D  This is 4+ ounces of woollen squishiness so far. And I'm working on another 2+ today. It'll be 6 ounces of 2 ply.


Title: Re: Spinzilla 2014
Post by: meleriffic on October 10, 2014 10:36:11 AM
And now I feel like a slacker. I've spun maybe 2.5 to 3 oz.


Title: Re: Spinzilla 2014
Post by: Belladune on October 11, 2014 07:38:23 AM
Awe! Don't feel that way! There are other life things that have to happen (like laundry and kid chasing and everything else) that get in the way.  I stayed up way past my bed time to spin, and am paying for it in other ways.

Yesterdays efforts are pretty amazing tho.. But I didn't have to leave the house.  I think that helped.
(https://flic.kr/p/pBwWRF)Spinzilla 2014- day 5 (https://flic.kr/p/pBwWRF) by SpinHeartSpin (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Spinzilla 2014
Post by: meleriffic on October 11, 2014 03:43:49 PM
So here's what I've gotten done so far.

One finished single:


And a single I'm working on:


They both are the exact same fiber, just prepared in different ways. The first is a little over 2 oz spun from rolags.

The bottom is spun from top blended on a hackle and then dizzed off.


Title: Re: Spinzilla 2014
Post by: meleriffic on October 12, 2014 11:38:01 AM


I finished the previous single and then spun up this single after the kids had gone to bed. It is around 3 oz I think.


Title: Re: Spinzilla 2014
Post by: Belladune on October 17, 2014 06:49:38 PM
Yay yarn! well done Mel!

I got distracted at the end there!  This is my final picture, minus the green yarn, it went to a new home before i remembered I needed a picture.

ETA: My final yardage spun (including ply tally) was 2648 yards!

(https://flic.kr/p/poK9pc)Spinzilla 2014 - The finish photo (https://flic.kr/p/poK9pc) by SpinHeartSpin (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

I suppose that wraps up Spinzilla 2014 for Craftster! Thanks for playing along, Meleriffic!


Title: Re: Spinzilla 2014
Post by: meleriffic on October 17, 2014 08:10:33 PM
Wow! You got a lot done. I got a tiny bit of a batt spun just before Spinzilla ened, but I didn't get it finished. I'm still working on it actually. But it's more spinning than I've done in a while, and other than yesterday, I've spun every day since Spinzilla began. Hopefully I can keep it up.


Title: Re: Spinzilla 2014
Post by: Belladune on October 18, 2014 01:20:27 PM
I learned that I've been wasting my spare time. I can't believe how much yarn I've spun in just a week, and mainly in my spare time. there were only 2 days of 7 that I had the full day to spin. I'm sure only half of the yarn was spun on those two days.