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« on: September 27, 2012 03:31:59 PM »

I called this yarn "Perfect Imperfection" because thats what life feels like to me! I tried something new to me for this challenge, so this yarn is full of flaws but is still pretty in its own way.

 

This yarn is like a loose timeline to me and the beads represent memorable moments in life (so there are a ton of beads!), with the two stars representing the most important times in my life so far: the day I got married and the day my daughter was born.
The red is for love, there are brown beads for the color of my hair and eyes, and the silver ones make me think of tiny little wedding rings. The color of the yarn ties into that a little too, I dyed it grey/light blue like the sky:D



This yarn looks good on the surface, but its actually a little crazy- like me! There are points where its underspun, overspun, and sometimes its just held together by a thread. Smiley So this was my attempt at me all spun up- hope you enjoy!



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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012 04:37:48 PM »

Great entry!!  I love your analogies.  Over spun, underspun, held together by threads.  I'm sure I'm not the only one who can relate Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012 05:00:45 PM »

Very nice. You got this done quick! What kind of fiber did you use? It looks very soft.
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2012 05:53:38 PM »

Its just some I got from Sheep Shed. Its listed as Punta from South America, and its super soft. I made a cowl from it and its super warm and super squishy. Grin People have said its similar to Corridale, but I've only used this so I can't compare it. love it though!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2012 06:25:35 PM »

I got some of that Punta and love it! But I don't like calling it that because where I come from it's a bad word. Did I mention how I enjoy the symbolism of the beads in your yarn? There sure are a lot! Ooh, ooh, what's the yardage?
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2012 05:11:48 AM »

Nice!  I love how you related it to yourself. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2012 08:07:48 PM »

lol. i dont call it that very often either for the same reason! Tongue there isn't a whole lot there, only about 18 yards. plying with beads is really hard on a drop spindle and i misjudged how many beads i would need before i started. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012 09:56:36 AM »

Beautiful.  I love all the thought and components you put into it. 
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2012 07:29:25 PM »

thank you!  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2013 09:29:23 AM »

Love this!
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