January Spin Crazy!

Since I got my Ashford eS3, I have been spinning daily. Right now I am still going through my fibers from SpinningBox’s so they are small skeins for the most part. I just found two more to spin up so I’m off to do that.

Right now I wanted to share the crazy amount that I have spun just in the two or so weeks since I have had my spinner. This is just for January alone. I have not set the twist yet so have not measured anything, but I wanted to show pictures of my new yarns.

I am having so much fun with this. I am planning on weaving with the smaller amounts but I’ll have to think hard about what to make with the bigger skeins. Especially that last one. I love the Orion Nebula one so much!

Cozy, warm hat

Yesterday I loom knit myself a hat. I used my handspun yarn that is a blend of alpaca and angora. I wish you could touch it through the screen. It is so soft that I can’t stop petting it. I will be leaving shortly to go to a party, so will be wearing it. It is only 10* out right now so I definitely want a hat on!


I did not use a pattern and it was made using the green Knifty Knitter.

Silly little cat – needle felting

I recently started needle felting again after being inspired by some friends. I was sorting through my craft stuff and found my needles, then some Styrofoam balls. I decided I wanted to play around and this is what I made.

The fiber is 100% alpaca that was given to me by a friend. It is super soft. Lots of flyaways as I’m still figuring things out and don’t want to over felt. I can’t do anything realistic right now, but I was playing around anyway.

The cat stands 6 inches hit to the tip of the ears. It took me six hours to make!


Spinzilla Final Counts!

So yeah, I fell behind on posting daily like I had planned to, but I didn’t want to stop spinning! Instead, here is one post with everything in it.

My totals are 1,811.8 yards, 2.05lbs, 1.02  miles spun. Spinzilla counts are 3,469.4 yards and 1.97 miles. Either way I spun over one mile of yarn! Last year I made it over two, but I didn’t spin as often this time because I had other things going on.

I have labeled the pictures with the names of the companies the fiber was from, and colorway if available, in case anyone is curious.


Fox Hill Farm – Cormo


Loop – Sea Nymph – Merino


Curly & Ewe – unknown


Cobble Rock – Alpaca/Angora


Greenwood Fiberworks – Arcade – Yak/Silk


Loop – Cornucopia – Merino


Space Cadet – Thrive – Merno/Silk


And a group shot!

Spinzilla Days One and Two

It’s that time of the year again…Spinzilla! Spinzilla started yesterday at 12:01am. I did not start spinning until I got home from work. I got one skein done and I just finished some singles that I will ply tomorrow.

Yesterday – Alpaca/Angora blend. You’ve never felt anything softer! 88yards, 2ply (I’ll be adding up Spinzilla yards later).


Fiber is from CobbleRock Ridge Farm, LLC (bought at The Fiber Festival of New England)

I just now finished spinning the singles of this and will ply tomorrow. 50/50 Yak/Silk blend. Also super soft and also very shiny.


Fiber is from Greenwood Fiberworks, colorway “Arcade” (bought at NY Sheep and Wool a.k.a Rhinebeck)

Tonight was my teams first spin in which is where I spun most of the second one up. This year, like usual, I am on Team Webs! I love have such an amazing store as my local yarn shop. The people there are super nice and there is an amazing selection of products. Our next team spin in is on Thursday, with a pj party on Saturday, then the final burst on Sunday. I can’t wait!


Tour de Fleece – Day Three

Today I finished spinning that second Loop bump and got it plied up. It’s super squishy already. I can’t wait to see how soft it gets once it’s been set.


“River Rocks”

I just finished spinning up this soft and pretty Alpaca from Alpaca Obsession.  It’s only 2oz so I’m not expecting too much yardage, but I’ll find something to make with it. I have another small skein in almost the same colors I bought from the same person last year. I’ll put them together.



This is all the spinning I did today. Not much as I was too distracted by non fiber things today. At least I got something done, so I’m happy. I was also poking around to see what else I have to play with.

Stay tuned to see what I spin up next!

Spinzilla 2015 – Finished!

Like last year, this year I was on Team Webs. Last year we took 14th place and we are hoping to beat that this year, even though there are more teams. I know we can do it and I look forward to getting our results in. For me personally, I actually spun the same exact amount I did last year!

2.4 miles, 4,229 yards, and 1.8lbs of fiber. I spun merino (two Loop bumps) alpaca from two different sellers, and a first for me BFL/Silk. That one was a Three Feet of Sheep in a colorway exclusive to Webs. Everyone loved it so much that we’re hoping it becomes a regular at Webs. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed!


Spinzilla 2015 is over

My First Spinning Box

There are a ton of different monthly subscription boxes out there, which makes me very excited. I was doing one for Japanese treats for a while (Skoshbox) but since I’m trying to lose weight, I did not renew my subscription. Then while on Ravelry (I think) I started seeing ads for a Spinning Box, so of course I had to check it out. I love surprises like this and being fiber related was a huge plus. Not that I really need to add more to my stash, but at least Tour de Fleece is starting soon so hopefully I’ll be spinning up a lot of my stash.

Anyway, after looking at pictures and videos of previous boxes, I decided to sign up for the three month package. This month’s theme is “Galaxy” so I was very excited to see what would be in it. It arrived the other day and my mind was blown at the amount of goodies in that box. I was expecting half that amount!  As soon as I took it out of the box and opened the tissue paper, everything exploded on my bed!

The pictures can speak for themselves:

100_3080 100_3081 100_3084 100_3085 100_3086 100_3087 100_3096 100_3097 100_3103 100_3105 100_3106 100_3107 100_3110 100_3112 100_3113 100_3114 100_3115 100_3116 100_3117 100_3118 100_3119 100_3120 100_3121

So was it worth it? YES! Am I glad I signed up for the three month and am already thinking I’ll extending it longer after that? Hell YES!  If you haven’t already, go check out Spinning Box, but you have to be quick as there is only a limited number of subscriptions each month. If you are interested, sign up for the email.  Also, they do have a Facebook page.

The next challenge will be figuring out what to make with everything!

Tour de Fleece 2014

For those not familiar with it, Tour de Fleece is a yarn spinning event that goes on during the Tour de France. It runs from July 5th to July 27th. The goal can be whatever you want it to be; from trying to spin as much yarn as you can to trying out new techniques.  For people who don’t spin yarn, they do their own challenges and it is fun all around for fiber and yarn lovers.

This year is the first time that I have participated and I had a blast. I learned how to chain/Navajo ply and I spun alpaca and Targhee for the first time. Below are pictures of the yarns that I spun during the event. I spun a total of 2.025 yards which is equal to 1.15 miles!

Berry Ice Cream Blue Dream Chocolate Rainbow Color Forest Hopscotch Let the Sun Shine Purple Fog Water Ballet

My next event will be doing Spinzilla, also for the first time, in October. The following week is Rhinebeck, which is good because I’ll need to restock my fiber supply!

I am currently waiting on a tri-loom and I will be weaving up most of this yarn into shawls. I can’t wait to see how they turn out.