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......
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?