I have not blogged since the time of the Colorado floods. It has been a year of putting our lives back together. Maybe I will tell that story someday, but I want to get back to fiber.
Spinzilla, a world wide competition to see what team can spin the most yarn in one week took place October 6-12 (during spinning and weaving week). The results of that competition are not out yet but team Schacht is not even close to winning. There are teams like the Bolivian team who spin for a living (and can’t understand why we would want to spin for “fun” like this for whole week). We are all pulling for this team to win.
The tallies are in for our team and I got the most amount of yarn spun on our team. This is what I spun in one week. Not bad considering I work a full time job!
I used all four of my spinning wheels (with Sanskrit names): Sidekick (Tantu– meaning thread), Ladybug (Aja– meaning momentum), Matchless (Atula– meaning matchless) and Schacht-Reeves (Suria– meaning Sun).
The Schacht-Reeves Suria is the wheel my parents got for me after they saw the look on my face when they presented me with an I PAD for Christmas one year. I am much happier with the spinning wheel as this one goes FAST and really helped me win this competition. You know you are a fiber addict when you prefer a gift of a spinning wheel to an I PAD.
I won an Ultra Swift with counter for being the experienced spinner that spun the most yardage on our team. It is one of Schacht’s deluxe tools that is like none other on the market! It is one of the few Schacht tools that I didn’t already have at home.
Click here to see what the team spun. We are very happy as we more than doubled our yardage from last year- 61,671 yards this year!!! For the Schacht team, it is a team building event more than a competition. A chance for the factory workers to learn a new skill, for those in the office to teach a new skill, and time spent together practicing and enjoying the art of spinning. Even Barry Schacht spins with us. We went to Barry and Jane’s house on Friday evening for chilli and spinning. This week really brings us together!