When Oregon weather turns cold and gray, I need a boost of cozy color. Luckily, I have the perfect hobby to fill that need: spinning. I've been playing along on Ravelry lately with the group Completely Twisted & Arbitrary. It's a great group to keep your spinning mojo going because they have regular spin-alongs with different themes throughout the year.
This is what I spun up for the most recent spin-along.
It all begins with the group receiving the same colorway from a guest dyer. This one is from Two if by Hand. Each spin-along has a few different choices, and I couldn't resist this fun combination of turquoise and orange.
We all post pictures of our progress as we get going. (Lovingly called "bobbin porn" since we all enjoy ogling.)
A bit more bobbin porn as we complete our singles.
It's important to show scale for these things so we can all get a sense of one another's work from afar. Most people use pennies or other coins, but I figured a moldy jack-o-lantern would work just as well.
And the finished product! Yes, I know I'm technically supposed to knit this yarn into a finished object, but I've always been the type to assume my bin of handspun is finished enough. Maybe someday I'll knit through it all. Maybe.
You can see more of the (nerdy) details of this yarn on my Ravelry page and browse around to see what everyone else has been spinning, too.
How do you folks like to stay motivated? Do you have any favorite online groups that keep your creativity flowing?