Do you like to knit or crochet?  Are you always looking for patterns so you can use that skill?  If so, I know just the place: Ralvery.com!  Especially after Spinzilla, with all of that yarn, it will be nice to have a place to look for patterns. You can join groups, find patterns, have discussions… Continue reading Ralvery

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An Open Letter to Spinzilla

Dear Spinzilla, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for holding this contest.  Without it, I may never have spun hours or learned all the lessons I have!  This was what I needed to make me consistent in spinning fiber on my drop spindle. This was my first time taking part… Continue reading An Open Letter to Spinzilla

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Experiments, Lesson 7

Tonight at midnight ends the Spinzilla contest.  It has been fun, exciting, and I have learned quite a bit.  I think I just started truly learning about spinning. Today's lesson was an accident.  My mom was trying to thin out my white wool and when she tried to spin it, it kept breaking.  The weight… Continue reading Experiments, Lesson 7

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Painted Wool vs. White Wool

Today I have spun white wool without any color added.  I have enjoyed it and noticed some interesting differences: Hand painted wool is a somewhat harder to pre-draft.  It is a little more course, but does not break easily.  The non-painted wool is very soft.  It is easy to pre-draft and spin, but it breaks… Continue reading Painted Wool vs. White Wool

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Fixing Mistakes, Lesson 3

What do you do if your yarn is too thick or a part of did not keep the twist, and you did not correct it while you were spinning it?  Don't despair, this can be fixed.  While you are wrapping the yarn around the niddy noddy and come to the wool that is too thick… Continue reading Fixing Mistakes, Lesson 3

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Pre-Drafting, Lesson 1

Day 1 of Spinzilla:  I woke up this morning excited to begin the challenge.  I packed my bags for school and headed out with my spindle and wool.  I have spun most of the day and the lesson  I have learned is that pre-drafting really helps.  Pre-drafting is gently pulling the wool to make it thinner… Continue reading Pre-Drafting, Lesson 1


A Spinzilla Challenge

My aunt has given me a Spinzilla challenge!  The challenge  has two parts:  first, spin at least one hour per day during Spinzilla,  and second,  post something that I learned about spinning every day.  I have accepted the challenge!!  There is a reward at the end if I complete the challenge. A spinning wheel!  This has made… Continue reading A Spinzilla Challenge

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Hello everyone!  I have something really exiting coming up and wanted to share it with all of you so you can join in the fun.  Spinzilla is a week-long contest to see which team can spin the most yarn in a week.   It takes place October 3rd to October 9th. You participate at home… Continue reading Spinzilla