I found a link (via cashmerefarmer on Ravelry) to a the 5-5-5 Workout for crafters. I've had increasing wrist/elbow/shoulder problems as I've gotten more involved in knitting, crochet, and spinning full-time, and this workout is 'crafted' to stretch muscles and tendons in the hands, hopefully postponing the day where you are laid up with an injury. Knit safely!
On the spinning front, I participated in Spin Challenge #4 at The Yarn Museum. The criteria: "Spin a yarn that is made from edible materials. No, it does not have to taste good." This challenge was much more difficult than I anticipated. My original plan was to incorporate myriad "ingredients" into the yarn, using the quill attachment for my Lendrum, but abandoned that because neither my quill skills nor most of the ingredients proved up to the task. The final product, 10 yards of singles 12WPI twine-texture yarn I call 'Cornhulio', is composed of corn husks, red & yellow onion skins, tomatillo skins, and dried serrano chilis. I soaked all the materials in warm water before spinning, then ended up tying the lengths of corn husks together as I spun, with the other materials wrapped in along the length of the skein. This is a 100% "edible" yarn. (Wish I had a goat to feed it to.)
There were 3 other entries in this challenge, with crazy materials like gum & edible panties, carrot greens & habaneros, and seaweed & sardines. Go check out the submissions and vote for your favorite at Pluckyfluff's blog.
Lots of WIPs and FOs with pics, and TONS of new COLORBOMB Creations handspun yarn, all coming soon (promise). So come back! Please!