TreasureGoddess Christine Posted on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 1:38PM
Ok I FELT like I was kicking some serious spinning arse, but then I went to check in on the Spinzilla blog where I saw the Rogue Champion Jane Sheetz spun 13,744 yards. SERIOUSLY? Well, Sheetz! Ah well, I did get myself to spin, spin, spin and cranked through almost my entire fiber stash, so that's a great thing. I'd never participated in Spinzilla before, and I have to say, it was pretty awesome.
Spinzilla charges a $10 fee to enter and you can spin on teams or you can be a rogue spinner and go on your own. This first year I knew I'd not be able to do a lot of spinning and was a bit intimidated of the possibility of letting a team down, so I went rogue. I think next year I'll organize a totally laid back Team TreasureGoddess. We will spin and we will see what we do. I'm thinking it will be NO pressure and VERY fun. I'll figure details out before next year and then we'll spin on Wayne, spin on Garth!
All those entry fees for this event went to a pretty good cause. Over $13,000 was raised for the Needle Arts Mentoring Program, to teach spinners of the next generation. Very cool. Also, all together the Spinzilla participants handspun a total of 3,983,286.18 yards. That's a LOT of freaking handspun yarn!! Mine will eventually make its way to the TreasureGoddess Etsy Shop but it still has to be soaked and reskeined, so it may be a few days.
If you're a spinner, pull out that wheel this weekend and spin up a skein or two. I hadn't realized how much I'd missed spinning these last few months until I sat and spun and spun and spun.