I have entered into a group challenge/Spin-Along in the BohoKnitterChic Spins group on Ravelry. If you’re a spinner, and your stash is getting out of control, come on along and join us! It’s a really great group of awesome fiber artists over there, and they will encourage you and empower you as you spin and learn along the way.
Here’s the main idea behind the challenge: spin down your stash, as much as you can, between November 1 and December 31st. Win fabulous prizes in multiple categories for doing this and sharing the photos of your spinning along the way! We have prizes from fabulous shops like CraftyPuppyLover, BohoKnitterChic, JQKnits, MamaJude, Hampton Artistic Yarns (HAY), and several more. At my last count there were 22 prize categories! You don’t have to be a marathon or master spinner, either. Just come on in and join the fun!
Here’s what I have spun so far since November 1:
That last one was spun directly from picked fiber (alpaca, Romney lamb’s wool and various locks) without any carding. It was so much fun to do – that’s a whole separate challenge in the BohoKnitterChic Spins group, but it counts for both. 🙂
I hope all this spinning mojo isn’t going to kill my ambition to knit Christmas gifts. Luckily there’s a prize category for knitting with the yarn you spin, yay! Plus, now that I can use my sewing machine maybe I can help myself out on that whole Christmas gift thing. 🙂
Now go on over to Andrea’s blog and check out the rest of Fiber Arts Friday!