Monday, May 11, 2015

6KCBWDAY1 - If I were a yarn

It's official.

I am crazy.

I finished the A to Zed challenge to blog the alphabet in April, and now I am on day one of another blog challenge.



I did this challenge last year and loved it because it made me stretch as a blogger. Eskimimi gives us a topic or challenge for each of seven days. So here goes with the first post question being:

If I were a yarn, what kind of yarn would I be?

I would love to say I was something exotic, but in reality I am a wash and wear kind of gal so clearly I am some sort of superwash wool. I am natural enough that acrylic isn't going to represent me accurately.

I think I am one of a kind so definitely a one-off dye lot with the dye lot number 1955. The name of the colour would be

Autumn ain't for sissies.

Totally hand-spun - too much twist in some places, too little in others.

Inconsistent yarn - super bulky in parts, lace in others.

Yes, I am a super-wash, hand-spun, art yarn.

Maybe something like this - a little frayed around the edges:



or this, because it is spun using the fractal method which is good for a math geek:




Sometimes thick and sometimes thin:




often a little stretched:



yes, autumn colours, but always with a touch of blue:



Thanks to eskimimi for hosting this and check out other participants by searching 6KCBW.

18 comments:

  1. Love your examples! Beautiful yarns.

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    1. thank you - now if I can just figure out what to knit with them.

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  2. I do love that yarn spun with the fractal method. Great color!

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    1. fractal spinning is my fav (right now)

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  3. Cleverly written and such lovely photos! Fun to have met you and visited you.
    xoxox

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    1. thank you - I love all the new bloggers I meet during challenges like this.

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  4. I love the colours of some of those yarns. I think it is better to be a little quirky with thick and thin bits, and a bit of fraying thrown in as well. :-)

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  5. Definitely crazy to be doing another challenge so soon but great post :)

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  6. Hi there,

    I love your poetic way of displaying your characteristics. Fun. Looking forward to this challenge!

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    1. yes, this is a great challenge - it always stretches me (in a good way)

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  7. You forgot to add soft and warm and cuddly!!

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    1. lol. well cuddly for sure - and with my new sweater I am warm - but my husband would tell you I am always cold and fighting him to turn up the thermostat!

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  8. Love all he example yarns you chose! And the way you wrote this :)

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    1. thank you. It kind of wrote itself. Some posts are like that.

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  9. Very clever - in description and metaphor. :-)
    I am so happy to have time to read your posts again after a very hectic couple of months.

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    1. I am glad your life is less hectic now - thank you for all the comments and suggestions.

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