Spinning nickname: AsKatKnits (and spins)
years spinning: ohmigosh – since 2007! How time flies when you are having fun!
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Spinning tool of choice for spinzilla: Schacht Matchless
Favorite weight of yarn: Light fingering, but always working towards my penultimate yarn weight, a lovely gossamer lace weight.
Favorite fiber for fast spinning: Something long draw… I am not super fast but I hope to learn some tricks to gain speed before Spinzilla starts!
Favorite treat to eat while spinning: Eat? Who has time to eat?? However, since beer is a food group – I love a good Guinness!
Project you’ll be spinning for: Oh my, where is my list? Hedgehog Fibers just released a new pattern – Lucidity – so that has quickly moved to the list. I also want to spin to knit Hitoftude. I just ordered some fiber from Spunky Eclectic to spin Helmi, and if I can really rock it out, I would love to start spinning for a Lush Cardigan.
Personal Spinzilla goal: To spin 3 lbs of fiber – a lofty goal, but I am going to try!
Personal bio: I have been autographed by Abby Franquemont, I have laughed and laughed with Jillian, but the best ever was spending the night with Beth Smith in her yarn shop. Okay, on a serious note, I absolutely love wool – spring, summer, winter, or fall. It is my go to fiber for all times. I am wildly liberal and an NPR junkie. I love to cook and garden. However, housekeeping is the bane of my existance. I am dipping my toes in teaching some beginning spinning classes at my LYS. I am blessed to be able to work from home. I have 3 grown children and one small brown dog – Sherman the Pug. He is blissfully content to sit with me whether I knit or spin. Life is indeed very good.
Let the games begin because my Netflix queue is full and I am ready to spin!