Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy Porpoise Spin-Along

This is an example of how Twitter is either the greatest community builder of all time or a path to a lovely tropical hot spot paved with good intentions...spinner be warned!

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Jacqui Tweeted about her new book, and about how excited she was to spin in all sorts of new and exciting ways. Her Tweet reminded me about my excitement when I got the same book, and how I'd meant to spin my way through the entire thing. One Tweet led to another, which led to emails back and forth, which has now led to:

Button courtesy of J's brilliant children

The Happy Porpoise SAL, in which we work our way through the brilliant Sarah Anderson's "The Spinner's Book of Yarn Design", thereby expanding our spinning skills, and broadening our handspun horizons.

Everyone is welcome to join us in this quest: we're running it out of my Ravelry group, the Porpoise Pod for ease of having everyone in one place, so grab whatever is in your stash and come play with us! 

We'll be going chapter by chapter, and starting the frenzy tomorrow (April Fool's Day seems like a reasonable beginning date, no?) with Chapter 2: Singles for plying. One of us will start a thread tomorrow morning in the group, and we'll be off and running! I, for one, will be running to catch up, because I'm pretty sure Jacqui hasn't been able to restrain herself...

Hope to have you all join us in our spinning adventure!

4 comments:

Alicia Landi said...

Oh my, that's ambitious! I love that book and think this SAL is a crazy, wonderful idea. I cannot commit to spinning EVERY yarn but I'll likely join in for a few!

porpoise said...

Isn't it madness? We'd love to have you join us for whatever bits you're inspired to do - it's going to be a blast!

JoAnnaJae said...

I totally read the title as "Happy Porpoise SING Along." I was really excited about that sound track....

porpoise said...

JoAnna - there would be lots of clicking and chirping, and some background splashing...;-)