One day the spinning group, Warped, Twisted & Plyed, of Grants Pass, Oregon came up with a great idea - "Let's see how many yards we spin this year - can we spin enough to get to the moon?" Well no, we probably won't spin enough to make it all the way to the moon but why not reach for the stars (moon)! This will be our ongoing journal of how many yards we spin - fiber content will also be included since that may be of interest to others. Follow us and see how far we get!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Shirley spun up 720 yards of a MerinoTussah blend.
 
 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Cindie spun some hand-dyed merino - 3 tops skeins plyed with Ashland Bay merino in the Seafoam colorway, bottom skein hand-dyed plyed on itself.  Top 3 skeins total 1,125 yards, bottom skein is 122 yards.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Cindie spun 1,036 yards from rolags she created on the blending board using the Strawberry Fields Forever Landscape Felting Kit - it's merino and tussah silk.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Kathy spun a total of 879 yards of this 2 ply merino that she also plied with a rayon eyelash novelty yarn.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Pat spun a total of 870 yards from mystery batts 

630 yards from Linda in merino/bamboo/silk 50/25/25
 
 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Shirley spun up 1092 yards of merino
 
 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cindie spun 2 skeins of this Ashland Bay merino that had been blended on a blending board with tencel and firestar - 1,493 yards
 
Cindie spun up 910 yards from batts made from black baby alpaca and hand-dyed silk.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Shirley spun up 1,568 yards out of 24oz of merino roving
 
 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

These two photos are of Kathy B's handspun that is actually a part of 2014 yardage.
Top photo - left to right - 746 yrads of Liongate BFL, 560 yards of Ashland Bay Jamaica Merino/Tussah blend, 497 of Ashland Bay Merino/Tussah Goldenrod (no longer available)

Bottom photo - left to right - 563 yards of Crimson, 331 yards of Ashland Bay Merino in Hyacinth colorway, 377 yards of Ashland Bay Merino in Mocha colorway (Kathy's Hyacinth is part of our challenge - she's previously spun some of the other colors)

 
2015
We have a challenge this year sponsored by eweniquely ewe fibers. Many spinners in our group chose to take the challenge and the 4 oz of the following colors of Ashland Bay Merino - Kiwi, Berry & Hyacinth. Those who took the fiber are committing to using it to make something for our county fair display next August. The only rules are that all 3 colors must be used (we all voted on colors) and there must be something for our display. Other than that there are no rules. These may be spun as is, combined with other fibers, felted, or made into something knitted, crocheted or woven.  Some have already started spinning their fibers, some blending, some not, some adding other fibers, sparkle, etc. Some using a drum carder, some using a blender board. Some spinners chose to buy extra fiber for a larger project.
 
 Here is Linda's yarn spun up from these 3 colors. A total of 1,856 yards. She spun some as is, some blended with each other. She's already told us she'll be knitting entrelac socks.
 
 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Yolanda spun up this colorful yarn from Spinning Stripes batts of 50/50 blend of cormo wool and kid mohair - she got 596 yards.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Shirley is still at it - she spun 908 yards of Romney 'Emmy Lou' from JK Korral

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Lots of new spinning to show at this week's get together
Shirley spun up this 794 yards of Romney from a sheep named Max from JK Korrals
 
Linda was busy - the top is merino/bamboo/silk - 510 yards from eweniquely ewe fibers hand-dyed rovings. Then the colors are part of this next year's fair display challenge - Ashland Bay merino in Kiwi (148 yards), Hyacinth (148 yards) and Berry (148 yards).

Pat spun up 600 yards of 3 ply yard from a Romney named Titus

And  Kathy was very busy this past month - from the right: 623 yards of Ashland Bay superfine merino in the Leaf colorway; the fair challenge roving - Berry 181 yards, Hyacinth 200 yards, Kiwi 190 yards; 211 yards of a cormo/alpaca/starbright blend from Spinja; 596 yards of merino/superwash merino/silk dyed by Abstract Fibers and 440 yards of mystery batt fiber from Fantasy Fibers.
 


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Shirley spun up this 610 yards of Romney from 'Oprah' from JK Korrals

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Shirley is still working on that stash - the blue is 75% wool, 25% mohair - 274 yds.  The white is 612 yards of Lincoln. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

 Linda was busy this past month - the top skein is 404 yards of a merino/bamboo/silk blend 50-25-25. The bottom skein is some BFL/tussah silk blend 85/15 - 398 yards.  And below is a sweater knit out of her merino handspun - it was an Ashland Bay limited roving colorway - she used 1290 yards of her handspun, we forgot to get a picture of the skeins before it was knit.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

 Kathy B spun up this merino - she blended 2 shades of merino with Angelina - 1424 yards

Kathy B also spun this 266 yards from Star Eagle roving - 60% merino/30% bamboo/10% nylon

Thursday, September 4, 2014

 Pat spun up 540 yards, 2 ply, of Corriedale Cross in the Wheatberry colorway from eweniquely ewe fibers

 Shirley is still working on her stash - this is 744 yards of Shetland from fellow spinner Ferne's Shetland sheep, Shirley had the roving in her stash since 2003.

Yolanda would win the prize if there were a contest - she recently started and spun this 2044 yards of Ashland Bay Merino from eweniquely ewe fibers - she plans on knitting a sweater.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Cindie's handspun from the fair - top - 223 yards of cashmere/silk, bottom - 483 yards of her own hand-dyed superfine merino.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Demonstrating at the county fair - day 1

Yolanda

Cathy H

Cindie

Shirley

Margie

Linda

Virginia

Pat

Karen

Kathie S


Wednesday, August 6, 2014


Shirley is still making headway on that stash - 358 yards of Romney
 

Kathy B spun up these 3 this past month.  From the top: Wool/alpaca/Angelina 302 yards, middle: spun from Blue Moon Fiber merino/silk roving - 435 yards, on the bottom: 286 yards of Milk Fiber

Thursday, July 17, 2014

 Mary spun 395 yards of the Harvest colorway in merino/tencel from eweniquely ewe fibers

Pat also spun some of this fiber from a hand-dyed merino from eweniquely ewe fibers - the top skein is 395 yards of ply, the bottom skein is the same fiber in a 2ply, 120 yards.  The middle handspun was from some mystery fiber from Janis Thompson of Dyelots plyed with alpaca, 110 yards.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Shirley's been busy working on that stash again - 584 yds in geo, 82 yds Alpaca top, and 110 yds wool.  776 yards total


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Shirley is still working through her stash. The brown is some Romney she spun up from roving from fellow spinning group member Jeanie at JK Korral. The rest is Shetland spun from fellow spinning group member Ferne's sheep.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cindie recently spun up these two beauties. The purple themed yarn is DDS 3-03 from eweniquely ewe fibers in Merino/Bamboo/Tussah (50/25/25) - 570 yards.  The pink is from a Bling Batt from Eugene Textile Center - 140 yards.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Shirley has been spinning her way through her stash - here is 1672 yards of Romney she spun from roving from fellow spinning group member, Jeanie from JK Korrals.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

This is Kathy B's handspun - roving was from Potluck Roving in the Iris colorway - 703 yards

Friday, May 16, 2014

Cindie's spindle spun superwash merino that she hand-dyed - 350 yards