FT-spinzilla-15-avatar(1)    I’m doing Spinzilla, TNNA’s monster international spinning challenge, for the first time this year! I’m excited to be spinning along with undefeated champion team Fancy Tiger–I hope I can keep up with their insane yardage averages! I’ll share my yarns here as I finish them.

As most of my fiber stash is still in storage, I chose some fast-spinning favorites the spinning stash I brought with me, bought myself a couple new things, and will be spinning up a ton of 2 ply, woolen spun fingering weight yarns for socks. My favorite kind of yarn!

I also have a couple 3 ply combospins put together. For variety. And for Mukluks.

I’m doing Spinzilla for the first time this year! With the undefeated team Fancy Tiger!

I’m going to shoot for spinning 10 braids/2.48 pounds/39.79 oz/about 1130 grams of fingering-ish weight, woolen spun 2 ply from my stash of handpainted, handdyed wool. I picked some fast ones, so hopefully I can meet my goals.

My plan:

Countess Ablaze Finnish Landrace: Died for the sake of Helen 100g/3.5 oz
Countess Ablaze Perendale: A Supernatural Storm 100g/3.5 oz
Countess Ablaze Manx Loaghtan: Until I finish this web 100g/3.5 oz
Countess Ablaze 50% Oatmeal BFL/50% Masham: Venom as Poison 150 g/5.29 oz
Northbound Knitting Norwegian: Critic 113 g/4 oz
Northbound Knitting Romney: Envy 113 g/4 oz
Spunky Eclectic Dorper: Spice Bazaar
Spunky Eclectic SW Corriedale: Sundown 113 g/4 oz
Spunky Eclectic Dorset: Dorset 4 oz/113 g
Spunky Eclectic Shetland: Gerbera 4 oz/113 g

I usually get around 131.25 yards/oz of plied yardage for my fingering weight yarns. So in Spinzilla terms that counts as 393.75 yards/oz.

If my crazy plan works out, that’s about 15,651 yards of yarn. Or 8.89 miles.

If I feel like spinning up something else during the week I’ll do it, tho. Sometimes I have an idea and don’t want to work on anything else.

How about you? Are you spinning for Spinzilla? What do you think of spinning challenges/fundraising events?

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  1. Wow! Good luck Tracey. I’ll watch your progress with interest.


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