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28 August 2007 @ 03:46 pm
Spin Challenge #1- Animals Smell When Wet  
ok- Linda got me going.....she did a fab tweed couch and rose to the challenge! (see comments from last entry). Hopefully the meusum or someone can do this regularly, but i'll kick it off. So lets do it! Lets do a regular (or irregular) spin challenge! I am going to state the requirements of the spinning challenge and you guys try and meet all the criteria. then email me or send me the links to your yarn and we'll see what we get. then we will post all picks and readers can vote for their favorite. i will spin for the challenge too (not as a contestant as i got to make up the rules) and the winner will get my yarn as the prize (or anti-prize depending on if it sucks or not! but i ain't got any real prizes around this joint....).

here is your first challenge:

Animals Smell When Wet
The downside of wearing fuzzy knits in the winter is they do get that wet sheep smell on a rainy day. So the challenge for this yarn is to spin a yarn that meets the following criteria:
1. Is waterproof/water resistant
2. Is NOT made from any animal fiber
3. Is knit/crochet-able and wearable

HINT: animal fiber is out....but there is more out there than plant fiber too! be creative!

You have one week to spin this yarn! all pics should be submitted by Tues. Sept. 4th and entries will be posted on weds.

contestants: start spinning!

mistressbatty on August 28th, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
oo this sounds like a great idea. My classes end on Friday...so I'll be thinking and this weekend will be able to spring into action.

I can't wait to see what everyone spins.
barbetattooedartgirl on August 28th, 2007 11:48 pm (UTC)
oh you are evil! I've got SOOO much to do, but love a challenge!
we go on dancing nonethelessloudxmouse on August 28th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC)
i have never spun anything but animal fibers. maybe this is an excuse to branch out :)
insubordiknitinsubordiknit on August 29th, 2007 12:38 am (UTC)
I'm in!
linda/stoneleafmoonpinkveneer on August 29th, 2007 12:46 am (UTC)
sounds great :)

also, not sure if i made it clear that your tweed couch inspiration is now an ongoing group at flickr that anyone can join + post pix of their couch interpretation...
<a href="http://flickr.com/groups/tweedcouch-along/>flickr/yarn museum tweed couch-along challenge</a> no prizes at that one...just glory :)
linda/stoneleafmoonpinkveneer on August 29th, 2007 12:47 am (UTC)
well so much for my mighty html skilz. how bout http://flickr.com/groups/tweedcouch-along
pluckyfluff1pluckyfluff1 on August 29th, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
oh...duh! i see now. yes- everyone join! this will be a good group!
i am kind of an idiot...as soon as i'm prompted to set up a user id for something i get ADD and postpone it. heading back now!
(Anonymous) on August 29th, 2007 11:25 pm (UTC)
spin challenge
So glad your going to run with this idea! I don't have cable this season :( You'll have to keep me up to date.

aisha celia designs
st. paul, mn

yarnpunkyarnpunk on August 30th, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC)
Lexi, you evil temptress you! How can I resist such wickedness?