Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Craft of Bust!!!

I think this is just what I need to get kick started into no holds barred, full force Craftiness. Craft or Bust 2010!

The synopsis of the rules are:

I hereby challenge myself:
  • to work on at least one craft project per week in 2010;
  • to capture photographic evidence of said work;
  • to post a weekly blog update containing the above evidence and written testimony as to What Has Been Crafted.

Want to read more about the Craft or Bust Challenge? Check it out here: Quicksilver Crafter

My goals thus far:

1. To finish all UFO's. For those of you who don't knit a UFO is an UnFinished Object.
2. To clean a fleece I bought last year, card it, spin it and knit it into a sweater.
3. To finish Spinning my friend Chris's alpaca fleeces for her.

I am repeating to myself: I think I can! I think I can! I think I can!

And here are the beginnings of the Craft or Bust projects:

UFO #1 Want to see what it turns into? Follow the blog:)

UFO# 2 Fiber Trends Flower Basket Shawl using LunabudKnits Lace Wool
Part of the fleece I bought last year from Sylvia's BFL ewe. It is from the same flock that I bought the roving from at the Spinner's Retreat a few posts back:)

Separating the locks from the fleece for flicking. I carded a sample batch and spun a bit from that and will flick a sample batch and spin from that to decide which preparation I like better. Yarn will be spun bulky woolen.

Two skeins already for Chris's sis.


Delighted Hands said...

Great idea to keep wool related items on the schedule!

LunabudKnits said...

No kidding. I'm hoping it keeps me accountable for finishing old projects and starting all my new projects

Other Fun Facts..................

I taught myself to knit by watching a woman while on a flight from Scotland to the USA in 1996.

I taught myself how to spin yarn Feb 15th, 2007. I think I've done fairly well:)

'Lunabud' is a combination of two dogs' names I was loved by, Buddy and Luna:)