At first it wasn’t even a question. The Knitmore Girls announced the spin-and-knit-along (SPAKAL, pronounced like the stuff I use to patch little holes in my plaster walls) on their podcast, and I knew that I wasn’t going to spin and knit a sweater. Of course not! I have already made a commitment to myself to spin my stash this year, preferably before my half-share of fiber from Jacob’s Reward Farm arrives. It’s fun to work along with others toward a shared goal. I did the Tour de Fleece twice (or maybe 3 times) and the 2010 Ravelympics. Also, I am happily albeit slowly working on a Neville Longbottom-inspired hooded cardigan with a fun Ravelry group, and since that is going to be my new favorite sweater, making another sweater never crossed my mind. After all, sometimes a person is just too busy to do all the cool things that come her way.
But not too much time passed before I found myself thinking that I could do the SPAKAL and the Spin Your Stash goal together IF only I had enough fiber of one color in my stash. Since I didn’t, I told myself that it would be fun to follow the participants’ progress in the Knitmore Ravelry group, and maybe I could SPAKAL some future time.