During April's stashdown I learned something very important. If I truly commit myself to spinning as much as I possibly can within a one month period, I will get a ton of stuff spun up. As a consequence, I will get completely burned out and not want to do anything productive for a few weeks afterward.
Over the April stashdown, I spun 1665 grams of yarn, totaling 2598 yards. Yes, over the course of a month, I spun nearly 1.5 miles of yarn. This is 15 skeins, 5 different fiber types, and 9 different colorways. Just as a refresher, here's the before.
And here is the after.
I also started a new practice during the stashdown of banding all of my completed yarns. All that I've done is take an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and cut it into 4 pieces lengthwise. Then I taped two of those piece end to end and wrapped it around the skein. I write some of the critical information on the band so that I don't forget like the dyer, the colorway name, fiber type, yardage, and wpi. If you don't already do this, I suggest starting.
Since the stashdown, I have been working on knitting a Boneyard Shawl. I'm knitting it in the Galway Highland Heath yarn from Plymouth Yarn Company in color 706. This is a practice for the pattern, as I plan on making one out of a combo spin that I did during the stashdown. One ply is the Burnside Bridge colorway from Abstract Fiber and the other ply is the Rockstar colorway. Both are on Optim. I don't suspect that this will happen anytime soon, though, since I have a few christmas presents that I want to be sure get done and I'm not the world's fastest knitter yet.
I will have another post in the next few days with information about two yarns that I've finished spinning since the end of the stashdown, including my first ever single. I don't know that I'll get much spinning done this week because Katie is leaving tomorrow morning for a conference in St. Louis, so I'll have to spend more time than usual doing housework.
Until my next post, happy spinning!