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11 April 2008 @ 01:37 pm
Spin Challenge #6- I Dream of Beenie!  
I Dream of Beenie
Challenge #6
starts today! ends Fri. 4-18
vote sat. 4-19

It is just time to fully live the beenie obsession. i admit...i admit i have a problem. my name is lexi and i make beenie. i make beenie. i make beenie. i think about it all the time. in my waking hours, in my dreams. i dream of beenie.

and i know that i am not alone. so i'm asking some more brave souls to step up and admit their beenie addiction and we can help each other. no, not help each other recover from beeniealism, help each other fully give in to the urges.....the never ending persistent thoughts, the compulsive need. my plan is for everyone to make their own true perfect beenie. a beenie that is them, only in beenie form. an inner beenie manifested in the physical realm! imagine it! magic beenie. power beenie. what would happen if everyone in the world were wearing a power beenie? world peace? collapse of the universe? i don't know. but i'm ready to find out.

i got the idea for this challenge because, of course, i spun this yarn and then instantly wanted to make a beenie out of it. it was spun from all my favorite fibers and colors. and when i finished i realized- f***!....this is the best yarn i've ever spun. now i'm not just saying that for dramatics. the last time i said that it was Aura and that was a big deal for me. and now, as with Aura, i have the feeling that i've come to a new place. i have a new understanding. lately it has been a lot of repeating old stuff and not much new energy happening. but this yarn brought me out if it. now...looks are deceiving in this yarn, and the pictures don't do it justice. it's one of those things you kind of have to actually be with, because it's  beauty is in the subtleties that  are missed  on camera.  but it is exactly what iv'e been striving for in terms of integrity. basically....this yarn IS fiber.  it is spun in such a basic manner: simple thick and thin single. a building block technique. but it's not tamed. it twisted just a little, when and where It wanted to. i didn't impose anything onto it. and in most parts, it's just the fiber, as it was. so this is a yarn, but a very free one. which i guess is a good analogy for what i'm looking for in everything in life right now. things to be sound and connected, yet free. changing, transforming, evolving, without losing what they are.

so the challenge is twofold.
1. spin a yarn that is either
    a) symbolic/representative of you.
    b) consists of your favorite fibers/materials/colors
    c) illustrates a theme/concept that you identify yourself with
    d) all of the above

2. knit/crochet/whatever a beenie in a size and style that suits you or says something about you.

when you submit the pics for this challenge to The Yarn Museum, please explain the thought and process behind the yarn and give us a picture of yourself wearing your power beenie!

challenge #6 will run for one week and we'll vote next Saturday. here are the specs:

I Dream of Beenie

Deadline Fri. 4-18 submit to The Yarn Museum (submit@yarnmuseum.com)
Vote here on my blog Sat. 4-19

I'M SORRY BUT THE WINNER WILL NOT GET MY POWER BEENIE! THAT IS JUST PLAIN BAD JUJU. ONE SHOULD NEVER GIVE AWAY THEIR POWER BEENIE UNLESS THEY HAVE A DEATH WISH. the gift to the winner will be the eternal joy of having won the love and admiration of all the spectators...and of course, they'll have a kick-ass beenie.

Lindsayegamirorrim on April 11th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on April 11th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
ha, when i saw the yarn in a skein i thought...hmmm.how is that a self portrait. then i saw how sweet the beenie rocks on you! it is perfect!

so, lexi, i'm in, and cannot wait. i'm ashamed to admit this is going to be my first personal beenie. i consider this as another example of how you stretch me in ways i didn't think i could go. thanks for that. :)

joanne gerwe from wearmoa.com
Lindsayegamirorrim on April 12th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
It's a self portrait because of what's in it--a little of everything I'd spun before, a few strands of my hair, and the fiber from my prescription pill bottles. All things from me and my life.
(Anonymous) on April 12th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)
pluckyfluff1pluckyfluff1 on April 12th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
yes! exactly what i'm thinkin'!!
atomhearteveatomhearteve on April 12th, 2008 06:56 am (UTC)
Whoa Lexi,

you weren't jokin' around.

Lets take the beanie to the next level.

Lindsayegamirorrim on April 12th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
So can I still submit to the Yarn Museum, even though I didn't do my project in the time specified?
pluckyfluff1pluckyfluff1 on April 13th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
hmmmm.....it IS exactly what the challenge is...but i don't think it would be totally fair. one of the hard parts about this challenge is the time line. one week to conceive the project, collect material, spin and knit the hat.

but we can certainly use your project as a good example! in case anyone needs some inspiration or wasn't sure what we're talking about....i can refer them to your link.

sorry though! it is a great hat. care to do a new one? maybe your alter ego...!

Lindsayegamirorrim on April 13th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
I don't think I can whip out a new hat right away, but thanks though!
(Anonymous) on April 14th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
This challenge rocks! And because I love beenies too, I first spun this yarn:


and crocheted into this here:


TrashQueen from Weird & Twisted