I managed the monster mile!
My first five skeins are beautiful 2-ply yarns at about 14 wpi. I managed to go well over my monster mile. Hitting my first goal out of the park. For my sixth skein I created a 4 ply yarn that I think of as my unicorn yarn, just beautiful and magical.
I’m not too sure where I am, though I know winning rogue is out of my realm, but it’s fun anyway. I have an event I will be at tomorrow, but hopefully I can continue my plying. I am surprised at how much of my fiber I have spun.
I’ll see what happens tomorrow and do a frantic rush on Sunday, posting my totals then.
The singles that I spun on Monday and part of Tuesday were waiting for me on bobbins. I decided to let them rest, as much as I could stand to, but when I woke up at 1am Wednesday morning it seemed like fate. I had to ply them and find out how much yardage I had!
So 3-4 hours later I wound off the last of my three skeins and I have to say 474 yards of 2 ply yarn is not bad for just messing around for a couple of hours before work, after work, and when I wake up in the middle of the night. Since each ply counts, and the time I spent plying counts each of the skeins counts for X3 credit. This means that 474X3=1,422 yards spun!
This is fantastic! 1,760 yards is a mile spun, also known as the Monster Mile so I am 338 yards or a 113 yard skein of 2 ply away from making this goal! If I spin up the 2 bobbins I hope to tonight, and spend some time plying it tomorrow, or spinning up more bobbins, then I should be able to make a couple of miles by Friday! Tomorrow is the first day that I can spend devoted to spinning instead of worrying about work, so I am beyond thrilled!
I managed to get my Kool-Aid Fiber carded into rolags and ready for spinning! These rolags are mostly Merino with some Bombyx silk, Bamboo Silk, and sparkly add-ins (angelina and firestar).
I managed to jam all of my rolags into a 40+ quart tub with a flip top lid, and there it will stay until October 3rd when Spinzilla Starts. I am so excited, I was looking at all of the fun sales and things going on in preparation for Spinzilla. By checking out what stash I already have I determined that I have more than enough to keep me busy for Spinzilla and practicing leading up to the event. I have decided that preparing and participating in Spinzilla will equal my second big project this year, I might decide to do some big projects on my weaving loom but for now I am going to keep on with my excitement over Spinzilla!