Monday, March 1, 2010

Project Yarnway: March Challenge

I've joined the group titled Project Yarnway in Ravelry. It is based off of the same concept as the T.V. show Project Runway, only there are no eliminations and each challenge must be either knitted or crocheted.

Last month's challenge was to use up any yarn in our stash. So I used some of Paton's Natural Blends Soy for my Butterfly Scarf. Although it doesn't seem to be in the winning streak, I'm still quite proud of it. ;)


This month's challenge is to use a material other than yarn. Basically, it has to be something that isn't sold for knitting or crocheting. Ahhhhhh!!!! :runs screaming:

I keep racking my brain trying to come up with some sort of unique material to use. Duct tape, fabric, plastic, an old T-shirt, jeans, etc... Of course, the real issue is what to make out of those odd materials? I highly doubt a duct tape cami would be too terribly comfortable (can you imagine the rash the glue might give you in some uncomfortable places?). Raveling fabric might not be too nice either. A plastic garment would be easy cleaning! Just wipe it off... LOL!

You get the picture. Lots of possible materials, so few ideas of what to make with them. 

I'm thinking about going with the unoriginal idea of a bracelet using jewelry thread. I just can't seem to reconcile myself to that idea though. I want to do something uniquely me. Something that hasn't been done before. Something just plain cool. Inspiration hits at the oddest times though. So maybe I'll have a brilliant idea during the night. And forget it by the time I wake up, most likely. ;)

So wish me luck! And I wish everyone else who is participating in the challenge the best of luck. May the best design win! Although, all of the designs are so good it would definitely be hard to say one design is "better" than another....

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