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05 September 2007 @ 10:51 am
Step Up and VOTE! Challenge #1  
Animals Smell When Wet- the contestants are in! Polls Close 12pm  Friday sept. 7th.

Here are all of the beautiful, funny and amazing yarns spun for this challenge. Now it's time to vote. In my opinion they are all incredibly unique and wonderful. any one could win.

Vote here on this blog entry using the "comment" button. Use the anonymous option if you would like. (some votes have already been cast on the prior entry, that's fine...i'll count them.)

Keep the criteria for the challenge in mind when casting your vote:
1. Is waterproof/water resistant
2. Is NOT made from any animal fiber
3. Is knit/crochet-able and wearable

To see more views and pics of yarns and materials  please refer to the challenge page at The Yarn Museum! (Thanks Linda for putting that together!!)


Midian from Switzerland
Plastic nets for fruits, + plied

#2- Stephanie Nerriccio/Stitch Ewe Yarns
Ball of white twine - cotton/poly, white plastic grocery bags, iridescent Christmas tinsel, horrible nylon costume wig, plastic pink sparkle fiber.

#3- Linda Scharf/Stoneleafmoon
Bamboo tape, raffia, acrylic thread, sparkle, punked out pompom + assorted thingamajigs

#4- Jacey Boggs/Insubordiknit
Ecospun, ramie, shredded black plastic yard bag, green packing plastic, bubble wrap, shredded mesh sure-grip liner, nylon threads, black tencel, black ramie and metal studs.

#5- Julie/Flawful Fibers & Yarns
Recycled rayon threads, waxed linen cord, nylon (or polyester) mesh, angelina, plastic mesh, metallic flowers (supposed to have been silk, but I seriously doubt it), serated beads, suspended metal beads, nylon/plastic trims, wallpaper shreds, metal trims, & nylon wire ribbon.

#6- Roxanne McHenry
Bamboo fiber, recycled Winnie the Pooh bath toy bag, blue mesh pockets and trim bits from a used Patagonia jacket, nylon thread, microfiber towel strips and plastic bag.

#7- Cindy Alexander
Dry cleaner bags

#8- Michelle Snowdon/Wooldancer
Raffia, plastic shopping bag, flower shower curtain, metallic threads in varying gauges, tinsel & sequins all spun around a plastic poly string core, with softness added from a handcarded batt: denim bits, ingeo, soysilk, cotton fluff, tinsel, glitz, and plied with linen & cotton threads.

#9-   Tove Skolseg
Recycled plastic bottles, plastic bags, nylon fiber,
scobidou plastic cords, wrapping paper, synthetic kemp and metallic polyester.

#10-   Elizabeth O'Donnell/YarnPunk
Deconstructed water resistent coat- outer shell, polyfill and lining were used along with shredded plastic bag, vintage oil cloth, foam packing sheet and red polar fleece peices threaded on plastic coated wires.

#11- Liz Mitchell

#12- Tracie/Lampe's Lumps
Plastic grocery bags, plastic lanyard string, pony beads, synthetic gold thread.

(Anonymous) on September 5th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
#4 is my favorite
I love the variety of materials that were used. This was such a great challenge.
(Anonymous) on September 5th, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC)
Tough choice! so I'll vote for Jacey's #4
(Anonymous) on September 5th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
I vote for #9 -Tove Skolseg. It has a poetical streak. Would be a cool hat!
(Anonymous) on September 5th, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
I vote for #2 - Stephanie Nerriccio/Stitch Ewe Yarns

Not only are the colors great and has a great use of non- animal fibers but it is a great picture! Very multidimensional.
(Anonymous) on September 5th, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
a vote for #9!
(Anonymous) on September 5th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
#10 - very wearable!
the rooted nomad: watermarktulleandtiaras on September 5th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on September 5th, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
#10- I love the puffy polar fleece pompoms!
(Anonymous) on September 5th, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
A vote for number 12! The colors are great, and lanyard reminds me of summer camp.
HollyEQQhollyeqq on September 5th, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
Sorry that this is a crummy answer, but I think it is a tie - even steven - between Stephanie #2 and Jacey #4.
I couldn't decide unless someobody invents touchavision and we can feel which one is more wearable.

But I want to say that they are all amazing and the use of materials and colors inspires me beyond imagination.
Thank you for bringing this challenge to us Lexi and Linda and I am only sorry I missed the deadline.
(Anonymous) on September 5th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
#4, #4, gooooo #4!
Jacey's yarn rocks my socks.
(Anonymous) on September 5th, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
A vote for #2. A great job!!!!
insubordiknitinsubordiknit on September 5th, 2007 10:03 pm (UTC)
Wow! what a great set of entries! And as interesting as the yarns are the votes! Not only do we get to see people's super-fly yarns but we get to see which ones appeal to different people. I keep checking back, not to see if anyone voted for me but to see and be amazed at how different tastes are - yarns that wow me are overlooked by others and ones I overlook are lovely to some -- I love that! Blah blah blah, i know, I go on and on. On to my vote (of course I'm not voting for myself) I had a hard time choosing between my other favorites --

#1 -- love the spiky look. while it looks like fun fur and I'm not a fun fur fan, fun fur made out of plastic fruit bags kinda rocks!

#5 -- I'm sucka sucker for these colors. I also love the organic look of it. Yeah, so, I love this yarn. It seems like it might be stiff and scratchy but what's a little stiffness between friends.

in the end, I'm going with #5!

pluckyfluff1pluckyfluff1 on September 5th, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
i'm laughing!
(Anonymous) on September 5th, 2007 10:21 pm (UTC)
I just love them all but i am going for #5.
(Anonymous) on September 5th, 2007 10:22 pm (UTC)
i vote for #5! beautiful use of color!

(#2 is a close runner-up)
barbetattooedartgirl on September 5th, 2007 11:03 pm (UTC)
great stuff! mine didn't look so good so I didn't submit.
Ill just say PVC is VERY difficult to spin LOL

I'm voting for #12
pluckyfluff1pluckyfluff1 on September 5th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
PVC? as in pipe? how on earth.... even if it didn't look good- i'd pay a dime to see that!
(no subject) - tattooedartgirl on September 5th, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)