Spinner’s Challenge, 2013 edition

This year at the Guild we have undertaken a spinner’s challenge somewhat in the form of poker. We got the idea from a neighboring guild, which adapted it from another guild, out east I believe. We had 5 sets of cards and we had to draw a card from each set. The challenge was to make something by our May meeting (we drew the cards in September). You could return one card and redraw that one. After each person picked, the cards were returned so everyone had a chance to get anything. You only needed to use 4 of the items to succeed.

The categories included color, fiber and finished item (which are pretty self explanatory). The finished item category had a couple of options for several things (scarf or shawl, socks or slippers etc.), although oddly (to me) it lumped hat with scarf/shawl. The other two categories were texture and add-in. I would alter the other two categories which seemed a bit off, and got a bit confusing where silk and angora could both in in the fiber and add-in column. I would make one something very specific about the spun yarn—soft, firm, plied, singles, cabled. I would make the other category something additional to use/do—including thing to add in (beads etc.) and techniques such a bouclé.

Interestingly, the challenge never specified that you needed to spin the yarn (which L cleverly noted). You can blend a color or fiber with other items.  You can also make a small version or something (or only one of something that is typically a pair).

My challenge:

  • Fiber: Llama
  • Color: Purple
  • Texture: Firm
  • Add In: Beads/Sequins
  • Use: Dishcloth/Doily/Rug

This is why I have been working on a doily pattern.

Other challenges in the group include:

  • Fiber: Silk
  • Color: Orange [note: this person does not like orange]
  • Texture: Soft
  • Add In: Alpaca
  • Use: Needlework/Jewelry
  • Fiber: Cotton
  • Color: Green
  • Texture: Crocheted
  • Add In: Beads/Sequins
  • Use: Socks/slippers
  • Fiber: Silk
  • Color: White
  • Texture: Woven
  • Add In: Tassel
  • Use: Socks/slippers
  • Fiber: Angora
  • Color: Grey
  • Texture: Crochet
  • Add In: Mohair
  • Use: Bag/Purse
  • Fiber: Mohair
  • Color: Purple
  • Texture: Woven
  • Add In: Tassel
  • Use: Dishcloth/Doily/Rug
  • Fiber: Wool
  • Color: Yellow
  • Texture: Woven (or maybe the word was fine)
  • Add In: Buttons
  • Use: Sweater/Vest

I will unfortunately be out of town and will miss seeing them all at the May meeting. I did see the woven, tasseled sock at the April meeting.


3 thoughts on “Spinner’s Challenge, 2013 edition

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