Friday, November 19, 2010

2010 Spinners Challenge

There comes a time in everyone's life when they realize that something has taken over their life. In my case, it's fiber. "But you have a fiber business.", you might say. Yes, that's true. I do have a fiber business. But I also have a multiplying fiber stash that I can't manage to keep up with because I spend the majority of my time producing fiber to further other artist's fiber addiction.

My business consuming my time is not a complaint, but it is a realization that I need to remind myself of occasionally. I have to rely on special events like workshops or stash spin down challenges to really get spinning done. So here we are again, spinning challenge time!

The Challenge: Spin as much as you can between November 1st and December 31st and post your stats and pictures in the BohoKnitterChic Spins Ravelry Group to enter into prize drawings for over 20 categories. That's right! Over 20 people have donated prizes to help the cause!

(The yarn on the left is one of my challenge yarns named "Strawberry Shortcake)

Still reading? I hope so because I've added a twist!

IT'S A POWER SPINNING WEEKEND!!!!! Spin as much as you can, yardage and weight, this Saturday and Sunday (Nov 20-21st) and post your yardage and weight spun in the comments of this blog post by Monday morning (the 22nd). The most yardage spun and the greatest weight will win a prize from me. What's the prize? I have no idea. But it will be good. I promise.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I am a Busy Chic...

Or at least that's the excuse I give myself for never blogging.

Really, I think I have commitment issues (but don't tell my husband that). My creative endeavors have taken me all over the place lately, literally and creatively, and it makes it hard for me to slow down and commit to getting everything on virtual paper. But it's officially my pre-New Year's Resolution to make writing down my experiences a priority. I have experienced a lot of things that I think knitters and spinners would really enjoy reading about, and learning about, and maybe even experiencing for themselves when the opportunity arises. Now hold me to it! I'm penciling it in my calendar!

Some of my latest creative endeavors (listing backwards):

November 6-7th, Camp Pluckyfluff in Placerville, CA:
Lexi Boeger doing a spinning demo:

October 16-17th Camp Bear Paw Spinning Retreat in Newport, WA with some of my favorite spinners:

September 25-26th Oregon Flock and Fiber in Canby, OR where I (far left) shared a booth with one of my favorite Fiberista's Craftypuppylover (far right) and got to meet two other wonderful fiber artists LushMommy and GirlwithaHook:

And I think I should leave you will the image of what sums up a lot of my life right now- "The Wool Wall", the place where I get inspired, where I blend fibers, and where I spend most of my time, and where the majority of my business takes place: