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Pluckyfluff issued a spinning challenge in her blog, and the submissions appear below. Participants had one week to spin this yarn. Thanks to all who sent in pics by Tues. 9/4/07.

Spin Challenge #1- Animals Smell When Wet

Animals Smell When Wet
The downside of wearing fuzzy knits in the winter is that they do get that wet sheep smell on a rainy day. So the challenge for this yarn is to spin a yarn that meets the following criteria:
1. Is waterproof/water resistant
2. Is NOT made from any animal fiber
3. Is knit/crochet-able and wearable

HINT: Animal fiber is out....but there is more out there than plant fiber too! Be creative!

Voting took place at Pluckyfluff's blog from Wed. 9/5 thru Fri. 9/7, where pics of the submissions are also posted.

Pluckyfluff spun a yarn for the challenge too (not as a contestant) and the winner, Julie of Flawful Fibers & Yarns will receive her yarn, below, as the prize.

           


   
             
    Pluckyfluff"s finished yarn + materials
Plumbers thread seal tape (plastic), bubblewrap, stainless steel ultra thin wire, pink Jellycord, polyester seam binding, silver metallic thread, silk scarf
             
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    Midian from Switzerland
Plastic nets for fruits, + plied

             
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    Stephanie Nerriccio/Stitch Ewe Yarns

Ball of white twine - cotton/poly, white plastic grocery bags, iridescent Christmas tinsel, horrible nylon costume wig, plastic pink sparkle fiber.
             
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    Linda Scharf/Stoneleafmoon
Bamboo tape, raffia, acrylic thread, sparkle, punked out pompom + assorted thingamajigs
             
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    Jacey Boggs/Insubordiknit
Ecospun, ramie, shredded black plastic yard bag, green packing plastic, bubble wrap, shredded mesh sure-grip liner, nylon threads, black tencel, black ramie and metal studs.
             
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    Julie/Flawful Fibers & Yarns
Voted the winner!
Recycled rayon threads, waxed linen cord, nylon (or polyester) mesh, angelina, plastic mesh, metallic flowers (supposed to have been silk, but I seriously doubt it), serated beads, suspended metal beads, nylon/plastic trims, wallpaper shreds, metal trims, & nylon wire ribbon.
             
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    Roxanne McHenry
Bamboo fiber, recycled Winnie the Pooh bath toy bag, blue mesh pockets and trim bits from a used Patagonia jacket, nylon thread, microfiber towel strips and plastic bag.
             
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    Cindy Alexander
Dry cleaner bags
             
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    Michelle Snowdon/Wooldancer
Raffia, plastic shopping bag, flower shower curtain, metallic threads in varying gauges, tinsel & sequins all spun around a plastic poly string core, with softness added from a handcarded batt: denim bits, ingeo, soysilk, cotton fluff, tinsel, glitz, and plied with linen & cotton threads.
             
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    Tove Skolseg
Recycled plastic bottles, plastic bags, nylon fiber,
scobidou plastic cords, wrapping paper, synthetic kemp and metallic polyester.
             
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    Elizabeth O'Donnell/YarnPunk
Deconstructed water resistent coat- outer shell, polyfill and lining were used along with shredded plastic bag, vintage oil cloth, foam packing sheet and red polar fleece peices threaded on plastic coated wires.
             
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    Liz Mitchell/Twisted Fluff

Vinyl, angelina, water proof coated polyester fabric, plastic buttons, beads, hand-dyed bits of cotton fabric and roving.

             
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    Tracie/Lampe's Lumps

Plastic grocery bags, plastic lanyard string, pony beads, synthetic gold thread.
             
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