Back in May I posted on my Facebook page that I needed a challenge, and asked my fans to submit their ideas. This idea comes from Fran Kew. She wanted to see how I would use upcycled jewelry into yarn. :)
Well after my cross-country move and unpacking and reorganizing I went to several thrift stores and didn't find ANY jewelry that inspired me. Boo! However, my friends Pam and Tanya emailed me their yarns spun with upcycled jewelry and they came out amazing - so here are the results for your viewing pleasure!!!
"Hi Ashley, here is my yarn with thrift shop jewelry for the yarn challenge.
I visited a thrift shop here in town and bought a little girls charm
bracelet with 7 charms. I removed the yarn and chose the colors. I spun a
wire core yarn with a gold thread to match and enhance the little charms. There
are 7 charms, hearts, bows, locks and roses. There is 10 yards of handspun. My
thought is to knit a little choker and matching cuff for a little girl. Im
calling the yarn Little Dreamer"- Pam
I will have the entire book written by the end of November. So starting in November after the book has gone to the editorial/printing process (publish date scheduled for Spring 2013) I will have more time to spend on blogging and yarn challenges.
So please keep the yarn challenge ideas coming! And I will continue the challenges again once the book is written. Thanks for your understanding.