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Topic: Time to think about the next Sheep to Shawl Challenge!  (Read 2866 times)
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« on: December 09, 2011 07:29:35 AM »



Okay Ladies (and gents if you're out there.  I know there are male spinners in the world!)  time to think of themes or concepts for our next sheep to shawl challenge!

A few ideas:

Fleece to fashion - Make what ever you please, from what ever you please!
specialty fibers/blends to socks
spin it lace and make something delicate
spin it funky  and make something cool/artful
Should we go color themes?  
Should we stick to one fiber?
Should we all be making the samething?


Rules will be:

~You must dye your fiber. (either before or after spinning or knitting/crocheting/weaving)
~You must spin your fiber.
~You must make something with any yarn craft.(what ever theme is chosen- make something appropriate to your yarn)

Any more ideas/themes/concepts?  What time line would be appropriate?  Was 2 months plenty last time?  or to much?


Voting for theme will start on the 1st of January.  So speak now, or forever hold your peace!  Theme voting will last 7 days, then the challenge will be posted!
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2011 09:08:23 AM »

YES! Let's do it!

Fleece to fashion - Make what ever you please, from what ever you please! I like this idea. It's free form, though sometimes having some boundaries helps cultivate ideas.
specialty fibers/blends to socks Dunno if I like this idea.
spin it lace and make something delicate  This could be fun!
spin it funky  and make something cool/artful This could be intimidating to new spinners.
Should we go color themes?  Meh
Should we stick to one fiber? It should be wool, right? sheep to shawl and all. Maybe as long as it has a certain percentage of wool in it it could be cool?
Should we all be making the same thing? Like with the shawl? I like that but I think a little variety would be nice.

I liked 2 months. I don't know what else to say.
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2011 09:44:29 AM »

Say we stick with  mostly protien fibers, so this would include llama, alpaca, yak, camel, silk etc.?   
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2011 10:13:12 AM »

What you're saying is that "Sheep to Shawl" is more for alliteration and just the sound of it then for the actual rules?! *gasp!*

OK.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2011 12:13:50 PM »

Perhaps it should be in quotes?   I'm not to sure what to call it otherwise!  Spin to FO challenge? Dye spin knit challenge?  Fleece to Fashion works, if we keep it a general your choice item.  But We've got lots of time for more opinions!
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2011 12:31:13 PM »

Fleece to Fashion still implies sheep. I'm thinking "Fiber to Fashion."
I am excited about this again! Why isn't anyone else chiming in?
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2011 01:53:06 PM »

Maybe because my pic didn't show up in the thumbnails again... Undecided  Don't worry, the regulars will see this soon I'm sure!
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2011 06:43:35 PM »

I like the idea of everybody making the same thing, but I don't like knitting socks, I don't really need any more shawls, and I don't really have any ideas as to what that something should be. I'm also kind of intrigued by the thought of us all making something from the same pattern (especially something like Citron which has both knit and crochet patterns for the same thing), that way we're really judging on dyeing and spinning more than on pattern choice.
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2011 06:50:54 PM »

http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter09/PATTcitron.php

This one?  That's really cute!  I also like the idea of knitting or crocheting the same thing.
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2011 06:37:30 AM »

i like the fiber to fashion idea, it sounds like it would be more do-able because it still leaves wool as an option but if others chose to they could use other fibers. right now as a new spinner and new mom i'm sticking with wool because its cheaper than other fibers. i still like to spin, but i have to be a little more fiscally responsible with a new mouth to feed.  Cheesy i don't know if other people are in the same situation or not, those are just my thoughts on it.  Grin
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