Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Crikey! Steve Irwin Tribute Yarn

Well, here it is... my tribute to Steve Irwin. Its on its way to the Bothwell SpinIn in Tasmania Australia to be auctioned. Proceeds will benefit Steve Irwin's Wildlife Foundation. It is composed of fabrics and trims spun around a core thread then plied with faux snakeskin and feathers. Pewter wildlife charms were incorporated along with wooden scrabble tiles. Find the charm of Austrailia hidden in the photos?

Spin Me a Treasure Yarn Received

Received my Spin Me a Treasure yarn swap yesterday. My swap partner was from Anchorage. She did a fabulous job combing my profile and went right for my weak spot- ravens! This yarn she said was inspired by the native folktale of Raven Steals the Sun. I'm still trying to decide what to work this skein into- there's over 200 yds to work with.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Spin Me a Treasure

Blended wool and angelina spun with novelty yarn snippets. Mohair locks are double plied with sulky holoshimmer and glass beads on uv color-change thread.

Bubble Love

Blended wool, alpaca & angelina spun with sparkly pompoms threaded on snippets of fuzzy eyelash yarn. Plied with white pompom thread.

Work in Progress...

Here is a peek at my Steve Irwin tribute yarn in the works and the embellishments I plan to work in. I took this photo at night with a flash, so its not a very good shot, but I think you get an idea...

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Whoa Nelly!

I might be setting myself up for a major jinx here, but some of my yarns MAY be featured in Pluckyfluff's next book. So far the fantabulous Lexi has chosen three of my yarns for possible inclusion: Fire Bubble, Punked and Screamer. I can't wait to see what she knits with them!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Blog Slacker that I am...

I've been feeling extreamely overwhelmed lately. I decided to take an end of the year break and recover from the holiday insanity and get a little time for fiber play- however life at home has been way more demanding and is starting to make me very cranky. At this point I'm looking forward to getting back to work so that I can take a break. I've been struggling to squeeze in some creative work with very little success. I did manage to get a yarn submitted for KnitKnit 7, which has me thrilled beyond belief, but out of courtesy will wait until it is published before posting pictures to my blog.

Current project in the works: Steve Irwin tribute yarn. This is a project I have been wanting to do since hearing about his death. The yarn will be entered in the 2007 Bothwell SpinIn Amazing Yarn competion in Tasmania Austrialia. I think that this is the perfect place for this yarn to go- my original intentions were to auction it on ebay. They have agreed to auction it and donate the proceeds to his wildlife foundation. I've got most of the materials prepped and will start spinning it this week. Deadline to get it there is January 31st.