Spinzilla: PLY Magazine Team Roster — Lydia Martin
Spinning nickname: Dream Catcher
years spinning: One… and growing
Location: Fort Collins
Spinning tool of choice for spinzilla: Top Gun Soundtrack
Favorite weight of yarn: The one that is lightest on my pocketbook
Favorite fiber for fast spinning: Whatever is prepped into easy to grab rolags
Favorite treat to drink while spinning: Tall Dark Stouts
Project you’ll be spinning for: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-age-of-brass-and-steam-kerchief and http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bloomsbury-7
Personal Spinzilla goal: Avoid a sore bum and impress Kenny Loggins as I treadle into the “Danger Zone”
Personal bio: I’m a Rocky Mountain native, wife, mama to two wee princesses, artist, tea drinker, moon gazer, aspiring bird identifier, trail blazer, nature devotee and lover of creativity.
I’m a self-taught knitter who ‘accidentally’ stumbled into spinning when I found two raw packaged fleeces (purchased in New Zealand eons ago) in my neighbors garbage pile on trash day. (I just may, or may not, be an occasional dumpster diver… don’t judge!) Determined to build my yarn stash, I found a spinning class at my LYS. From that point on I was in love! It is now a common occurrence that I will go to bed dreaming of spinning and fiber.