I recently went on a spinning retreat with my local spinning group. As I was packing I began rummaging through the stash, trying to decide what tempting spinning project to take. And that's when it hit me. I haven't spun in a long time. A very long time. There might have been dinosaurs roaming around the last time I spun. And then an avalanche fell off the top shelf onto my head and I had another revelation... I have a lot of fiber waiting to be spun. So much, in fact, that it's getting precarious in my fiber room.
So I got inspired by Stephanie Pearl McPhee's self imposed sock club idea and decided to create my own fiber club. The idea is that I will make up 14 different packets of fiber that have fully marinated on the shelves in my fiber room. Each one will have enough fiber to make a project and will have a project idea attached. A few of them are already begun, most are brand new projects. Then, each month I will choose one of these packets and by golly I will actually sit down and spin! Why 14 packets and not 12? Because I am starting now, in November and going through December 2011. By the end of the year I should have spun down some of this stash, gotten some beautiful, unique yarn out of it, and hopefully started a project or two from handspun.
My first project, chosen not so randomly, is the beautiful red Romeldale wool that I blogged about here. I chose this one first because it was hogging up so much room in the fiber shelves and I didn't want to shove it back in there, so doing it first will free up a bit more space. Plus, that red is just really, really pretty.
Here, in no particular order, are the other projects I plan to complete.
Got stash? Need space? Love yarn? Join along and we can spin down our stash together!