Sunday, October 2, 2016

Yopping Week 14 - and SPINZILLA



Well this has been a busy week, with lots of knitting, but since it was mostly the mosaic socks I only have one picture to show. The heel is turned



and I hope to finish it today, because......

drum-roll please......

SPINZILLA starts at 12:01am October 3rd!

So, for the upcoming week, ALL I will be doing is spinning.

Spinzilla is a Ravelry event where Teams of twenty spinners try to spin the most yardage in one seven day period. My local team was full so I joined the Hawaii Team, because HAWAII PEOPLE. I can live vicariously with my team-mates - sun, surf, volcanoes!

I am all ready to go - I have my Sweet Georgia fibre, my New Zealand fibre, and yesterday I bought some hemp fibre.




So knitting will be on hold as I try to help my team win this thing!

I did get 8 squares knit on my sock yarn blanket, but it is now hibernating because I need to spin more yarn for it now that I need an extra 20 squares to make it symmetrical.

Yesterday was Knit City in Vancouver which is a fantastic two day Knitting event held every October.

I bought a book of hat patterns, a set of Flip Stix dpns, two sock project holders, and some brown hemp to finish a couple of double-knit zodiac pot-holders.



That is my hemp fibre in the bottom left corner.



It was a great day with my knitting friends, PLUS, I got to hear the Yarn Harlot, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, IN PERSON.

I know this post seems to have a lot of shouting but really people the YARN HARLOT, and SPINZILLA - I am pretty stoked.

Yesterday I did start a boot sock for myself because I had to have a simple knit for KnitCity knitting and the mosaic socks, what with their four charts, and being in the middle of the heel turn, in pattern, wasn't going to cut it.


So yes, it was a good week.

I also did one of those facebook thingeys and it was a collage of the words I use most in my status and pictures and comments.

It seemed to be so perfect for my new blog header.

What do you think?



23 comments:

  1. The socks are looking great!!! Oh sounds like al the spinning will be fun!

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    1. I am very happy with them, but will be glad to get them off the needles. They require ALOT of concentration.

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  2. Shouty spinny vicariously Hawaiian best of luck... stop reading and get that yarn happpening...

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    1. And it's a big yes for the blog logo... I gave it a try and the result was most disappointing

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    2. Thanks for the encouragement and the vote on the logo. I am working tomorrow, but I will spin spin spin all night.

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  3. Really impressive! October and you're still yopping. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Ya, I haven't missed a yop post ....yet.

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  4. Every one of these sentences could be finished with an exclamation point!

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    1. haha! I know! I got a little carried away!!!

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  5. How lucky of you to be able to live near Vancouver. We make take our keiki there next summer. I need to work on the passport thing. What great knitting you have goin' on here. I love how you're a big sock fanatic. I'd like to try colorwork socks one day. And this 7 day spinning event sounds a lot of fun. Do let us know next Sunday how it went.

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    1. Yes, I love socks.
      And Vancouver is a beautiful beautiful place to live. And visit.

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  6. What beautiful fibers you have there to spin. Good luck to your team!

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    1. Thank you. I have to work this week - but I will spin at night instead of knitting. Fingers crossed.

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  7. Thank you, Mary Anne, for your sweet comments on my loot. Birthday yarn is a must and my CFO was happy that this wifey was happy.

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    1. Happy wife, happy husband...that's what they say!

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  8. All sounds busy. Good luck with the spinning challenge 😀

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    1. Only got 30 gms spun yesterday. I am working full time this week (teaching handwork, so that is cool) but once home my back was too sore to sit at the wheel very long.

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  9. Your socks are splendid, hope the spinning goes really well.

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    1. Thank you. The spinning is taking a backseat to work, but I am getting some done everyday!

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  10. Sounds like great fun! I had never heard of Spinzilla before (but then I have been away from Ravelry for a little while catching up on real life). Good luck in reaching your goals and enjoy the new friendships that come along with it. :-)

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    1. yes, the new friendships are great - and the new friends live in HAWAII.....how perfect is that.

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    2. Oh you will just HAVE to GO! ;-)

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