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Welcome to Spintrolla! If you're new, please take some time to check out what we're about.

January 14, 2018
What a Week!
The spinning week for 2018 is now complete - this is the week for finalizing totals and making sure all of your documentation (stories) are good. If you've got a whale of a tale to tell, there's a special thread over on Ravelry where you can post (and use as a link for your fibulous project). You are, of course, welcome to tell your tall tales wherever you like -- just make sure you link back to your project so that our judges can find your lucious lies! There is also a "Meta-Tales" thread at Ravelry for stories you have to share about multiple projects or about your experience in general. Once this week is over, the results page will be live!

January 7, 2018
And We're Off!
Spin -- spin like the wind! Toonces is counting on YOU!

January 6, 2018
We're Almost There!
The site is out of dev mode and we're almost to the start of the competition. Get those spindles and wheels and bobbins and fiber ready!

December 26, 2017
(Bogus) Results Available!
A dynamic results page is now up. Please note that the numbers probably won't properly add up as a lot of manual/temporary work has been done in the database. In the next couple of days, we will be resetting the values, which should force all of our users to re-finalize their projects, which will reestablish correct (non-manual) numbers in the database. Until then, if you run into any display errors, please post in the Bug Report thread on Ravelry.com. The information we'll need is: copy-and-pasted URL from the page that gave you an issue, full text of any error message you got, and what you were doing. If you see a half-page (the framework, but no content, and no ad banner on the bottom), please also provide an approximate time (and your time zone). Please also don't hesitate to post a feature request in the Spintrolla Forums if you have any suggestions or there is something else you'd like to see!

December 18, 2017
Registration open!
The system is coming along and the major spinner interface and Team Captain functions are in place. Everyone and anyone is now welcome to register. The site is still in development, however, so you may run into bugs. If you run into anything, please post in the Bug Report thread on Ravelry.com. The information we'll need is: copy-and-pasted URL from the page that gave you an issue, full text of any error message you got, and what you were doing. If you see a half-page (the framework, but no content, and no ad banner on the bottom), please also provide an approximate time (and your time zone). Thank you!

December 9, 2017
Less Than One Month to Go!
We're in the home stretch and JG is still working hard on getting the site functionality up. If you would like to follow along on updates & progress, take a look at the Website Taskers / Agenda discussion on Ravelry.com
Calculation Clarification & Rules Update!
Competition yardage (the system will convert your entry in meters to competition yardage for you) is calculated in two different ways: if you spin a single, your final length will be your competition yardage. If you spin a plied project, your final length will be your final length x number of plies + final length. See the rules or the the Frequently Asked Questions for more detail.
Spinners Can Donate Prizes!
The website was originally set up so that only Sponsors (i.e., businesses) could provide prizes. It has now been modified to allow regular Spinners to donate real (or completely fictional) prizes. If you're interested, PM Jackalgirl on Ravelry.

November 27, 2017
Welcome, Front Porch Friends!
We've added another team to the roster, Team Front Porch Friends! Although the site is still in development mode, it's possible to get on a team. Check out the teams' links and the Spintrolla Group on Ravelry for more information.
Charity Challenge!
Although the "registration fee" for Spintrolla is and will remain 15 Samoleans for the 2018 competition, you're heartily encouraged to donate time and/or money to your favorite charity as a part of your participation. Check out the Charity & Service discussion on Ravelry (login required) - note, however, that this is not a requirement and no one should feel pressured to take part in this particular endeavour. If all you want to do is spin, that's perfectly fine!

November 7, 2017
Teams!
Although the website is still in progress, there's work being done in the Spintrolla 2018 group on Ravelry (membership is free!), including discussion topics (threads) for two teams that are forming up: Team Deathray-Wielding Martian Spinners and Team Yak's Pants Optional Spinning Lovebus of Imaginary Yarn. Come check it out, join a team, or start your own!
Prizes page added
It's just a holding page, but we've added a page to list prizes. Keep an eye on the website for new developments!

November 2, 2017
Rules Added!
Check out the Rules & How it Works page. It's a work in progress and the rules will probably change. If you'd like to discuss them, please join is in the Spintrolla 2018 group on Ravelry (membership is free!).

October 30, 2017
What's New
Work continues apace on the website. As you can see, most of the public areas are still under construction, and the login and register features aren't live yet. If you're interested in taking part of the discussion about how the database will be organized and what's going on, please feel free to join us in the Spintrolla 2018 group on Ravelry. Ravelry is a fantastic site devoted to the fiber arts, and membership is free!
Dates set!
The actual (or completely fictional) spinning event for Spintrolla 2018 will take place between Sunday, January 7 (Distaff Day) and Saturday, January 13. That's plenty of warm-up time!

 

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