The rules are fairly simple. One must use only stash, start today and end by July 27 and be spinning something that is a bit of a stretch. Oh and blog about it.
As most of us, I have lots of stash. However unlike most of us, I usually feel compelled to only spin my own hand dyed so I can make another sample. This challenge is liberating me from that concern. Basel helped me decide to spin some Fuzarella (that I acquired second hand and cannot find where to contact her for more) hand blended fiber. It is a mix of hand dyed South African Fine, angora and a bit of silk. The challenge comes from the fact that the roving is not uniformly blended so presents me with differing fibers, and therefore techniques, every few minutes. I am also going to use Wendy. She is a tiny wheel made by Mr Poore in New Zealand in the 70's & 80's. Wendy was originally designed for his wife so she could spin in the passenger seat of their VW bug. If Mr Poore was still making these neat little treasures I sure would be a dealer.
The Fuzarella will be plied with some undyed Blue face and knit into a Moebius Vest. I have been wanting to make one of EZ's moebius vests for years but....... EZ is definitely the designer who has influenced me the most. I really listened to her when she said that one did not have to adhere to a pattern like it was written in stone. That one could make subtle or even larger changes depending on mood and yarn and body style. I have done several percentage sweaters and find them quite liberating. So.... on her Moebius Vest I will be doing stockinette rather than all garter and see what we shall see.