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09 November 2007 @ 08:07 am
Sniff N' Spin VOTE!  
The yarns are in and smelling good! Vote here using the "comment" button.  Thanks everyone for participating! these all turned out very creative!!

Please visit the challenge page at the Yarn Museum to see complete pictures of these yarns in process! it will help you vote.

Sniff N' Spin
Polls close end of day Sat. Nov. 10th

#1 Aimee Knerr/Pancake and Lulu
I used organic catnip sprinkled and spun into Merino wool, plied with leftover Noro Kureyon, some old gold sparkle mohair/wool handspun I had made ages ago, polyester variegated pink and purple thread and various new cat toys. I call it "Here Kitty Kitty". For proof that it smells, see cat

#2   Leah22b

I started with Alpaca, Cherry Koolaid, lavender flowers, and Cool Spearmint dental floss.

Step1: Dye Alpaca Red/Pink with the Cherry Koolaid.
Step2: Felt the lavender flowers into undyed Alpaca nubs.
Step3: Spin the Alpaca and the nubs onto the dental floss.

This made a very interesting yarn, that surprisingly, has a very soothing smell. The spearmint is the most noticeable, then it has a mild lavender overtone with a hint of cherry once in a while. (You really have to be checking to smell the cherry.)

#3   Linda Scharf
I started out with some loose balsam. Love that fragrance! From the fabric below, I sewed up some little bags, into which I spooned the balsam, and spun the bags into the yarn. The yarn fibers included some dark brown/grey wool and silk. Wired flowers hold the bags closed, and the bags can be refilled. (Took out the balsam when I washed to set the twist.)

#4   Woodyett

Ever wonder what happens to socks in the dryer?
"Eau de Maytag" consists of blue sparkle scented fabric softener sheets, dryer lint, Merino wool, pocket lint (receipts) and a lone unraveled sock. Carded and spun into a single with no static cling and a cuddle up fresh scent.

#5 Mallory J/Ply in the Sky
Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires
I used natural brown llama and hand dyed green Lincoln locks, with 12 Marlboro cigarettes, car air freshener trees, and a cute lil' toy skunk spun into the fiber. The fresheners are a light-green "Sweet Pear" because they were sold out of the cliche Pine ones. They smell positively disgusting, and my hands have reeked like a smoked-dromedary fruit salad for days.
This has kind of a double theme, because when I hear "smelly", I think of my sister's car that smells like cigarettes and her fruitless attempt at masking it with bad air fresheners. So I decided to make a forest out of it, and we all know what Smokey the Bear says...

(Anonymous) on November 9th, 2007 04:25 pm (UTC)
Jessmilkyrobot on November 9th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
#5!!!! Love it!!!
(Anonymous) on November 9th, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC)
Love them all but I love #4 the best.
(Anonymous) on November 9th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
Have to go with the catnip. Very creative and you could actually use it to make something fun for your cat. Love it!
(Anonymous) on November 9th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
These all look fun, but I'll have to go for #1!
(Anonymous) on November 9th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)

I like the catnip one by PancakeandLulu !

Number 1 !
(Anonymous) on November 9th, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
number 4!
(Anonymous) on November 9th, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC)
I vote for Number 3
(Anonymous) on November 9th, 2007 11:56 pm (UTC)
whiffy yarn
We like number 4!
(Anonymous) on November 10th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
they are all very creative, but here kitty-kitty has my vote!
cindie-loocindie_loo on November 10th, 2007 01:44 am (UTC)
yay, my vote goes to Woodyett on this one :)
primdollie on November 10th, 2007 02:01 am (UTC)
love them all how inventive and artsy!!! love #4 looks so soft and bet smells nice too!!! they are all fabulous!! Hugs Linda
(Anonymous) on November 10th, 2007 03:45 am (UTC)
So smelly and fun!
#1 Aimee Knerr/Pancake and Lulu

All the way! Gotta love it! I was going to try catnip, but well, the cats ate it all before it magaed to snuggle up the romney.

So yes, all fabulous, but defintily #1
(Anonymous) on November 10th, 2007 04:29 am (UTC)
#5 - cute and super unique!
bonchinbonchin on November 10th, 2007 06:03 am (UTC)
Number 4, it's laundry day!
(Anonymous) on November 10th, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC)
Number 4 gets my vote - looks snuggly and I bet it smells really nice!
(Anonymous) on November 10th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
I vote for #4! Funny and great inclusions!
boringsara on November 10th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)

Too bad I didn't have time to spin. I was going to use some dried squid.
(Anonymous) on November 10th, 2007 08:28 pm (UTC)
i vote for number 4. very clever and great use of everyday items (recycling!).
(Anonymous) on November 10th, 2007 10:39 pm (UTC)
#1 is #1
I'm lovin' the catnip. Awesome job everyone!!!

(Anonymous) on November 11th, 2007 12:51 am (UTC)
(Anonymous) on November 11th, 2007 01:55 am (UTC)
I vote for 5!
(Anonymous) on November 11th, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
I'm voting for #1. I love the kitty toys. Great Job!!!!
(Anonymous) on November 12th, 2007 01:36 am (UTC)
#1! What a cool idea.
(Anonymous) on November 12th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
Love the catnip one. My vote is for number 1.