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24 April 2008 @ 11:57 am
Poor Little Critter  
well, my fatalistic mood has paid off! i was stewing around the house yesterday, kicking the couch, pushing my coffee cup around, sighing, among other really productive activities. i'm brooding. i'm totally going to that place...and you know what happens when i get into this kind of mood. so if you were uncomfortable with the  dog painting episode, you may want to check out for the next week.

i dragged my ass down to the studio to look again at the fiber that i knew would be totally uninspiring. i am down to pretty much the dregs. i was like, look at this shit....nothing but  super matted dusty grey mystery wool, really badly dyed merino in that red that i can't stand, and those damn felted "strawberries" that are nowhere near being a berry...they are blood clots at best. hmmmm...blood clots? matted fur? sounds like a job for....the Reanimater!!

that's right. oh yes, yes i will go there. and i'll take you all with me. i mean, sure...in general i do try to live my life in the light. but let's be honest. i own a timeshare on the darkside and i just have to go there sometimes. so come, don't be afraid. it's time for another CHALLENGE! i know we just had one, but buck up people! there are poor little critters out there that need our help!

Challenge #7- Poor Little Critter
The Reanimater Series!!

(if you haven't heard the song Poor Little Critter on the Road by The Knitters, you have to go get it and listen to it on repeat the entire time you work on this project) Here's a sample of the lyrics:
Poor little critter on the road
where were you tryin' to go?
life's got a bucket full of woe for
the poor little critter on the road

For this challenge you need to pick a critter, any kind of critter, (but one that ends up as road kill will be easier for your research) and spin a yarn version of the critter as roadkill. so...the yarn can't be the live happy fluffy version of the critter (that comes later). it needs to be the version that is stuck to the shoulder of the 405, know what i mean? after you spin the critter-as-roadkill yarn, you will turn around and try and knit/crochet the critter back together! bring it back! put it's face back on, it's tail in place, it's feet (if you can find all of them) back on the legs. it's a hard task, but just do the best you can to re-animate the little guy. then stuff it and submit it to the Yarn Museum. bringing a critter back to life is a tall order, plus linda from the yarn museum is at MD sheep and wool fest next week, so this will be a lucky 13 day challenge.

The Winner of this challenge will receive my Critter as a prize.*

The Reanimater Series
Deadline Weds. May 7th
Vote! here May 8th

please include pictures of:
1) the type of critter you're re-animating (just pull an example off the web)
2) your materials
3) the finished yarn
4) the re-animated critter

My critter: i'm just doing your average american squirrel

materials: semi-felted grey matter, odds and ends.

dusty downyness. yarn scraps for sinew....cartilage?

red clots:


entrails? is this too much? naw.......

*Pluckyfluff, Pluckyfluff1/blog and www.pluckyfluff.com are not responsible for any physical or psychological harm that may be incurred from contact with a reanimated critter. 1 in 200 subjects have reported strange and unpredictable behavior after reanimation resulting in bloating, skin irritation and in rare cases, death.
Kerryhydrangea_sky on April 24th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
Laughing my butt off at this idea!! Oh you have to add the entrails, for sure.
mlle_sambremlle_sambre on April 24th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
Haha! Best challenge yet!
thespunmonkeythespunmonkey on April 24th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
i LOVE you! this is great. i'm all over this like cat on road. and yes, i will go there. maybe a bit too morbid to re-animate my cat? i miss him...i wish i had some of his silky coat.
(Anonymous) on April 24th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
road kill
Okay, you brought back so many memories of my misspent youth (I didn't have nearly enough fun). We lived out in the country and often examined road kill ... from a safe distance of course.
Kristin: fiber pornsnarlingbadger on April 25th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
ftr, that's a fox squirrel.


Good luck with your project, sounds like fun!
yarnpunkyarnpunk on April 26th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
Lexi, you are one sick puppy. I love it!!!! I wish I could participate, but I'm leaving town and flying down to Seattle. Can't wait to see all the gorey results! Re-animated Roadkill... how cool is that!?
temptressyarn on April 29th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
"timeshare on the dark side" You need to write a book. I'm not talkin' bout a yarn book. I think 'yarn-themed, horror-science-fiction' is your genre. Well, I'd read it, though I'm not sure who else would...

May the force (of the dark side) be with you.
(Anonymous) on May 6th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
Well, I haven't checked in on your blog for a while...and now just look what you are up to. My, my...it's pure brilliance.

I don't think I will have the time to get in on this challenge, but I will definitely be back to see what you all come up with.

-Aimee aka pancake and lulu
(Anonymous) on February 12th, 2011 02:02 am (UTC)
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Excuse, that I interfere, but I suggest to go another by.