Monday, March 28, 2011
Day One :: A Tale of Two Yarns.
The first day of the Knitting and Crochet Blog Week is here and todays topic is yarn.
You can read more blog post here.
"Part of any fibre enthusiast’s hobby is an appreciation of yarn. Choose two yarns that you have either used, are in your stash or which you yearn after and capture what it is you love or loathe about them."
I guess I'm not the only one who have skeins of yarn that I have had in my stash for years... My favourite skein is this. It's from Spunkey Eclectic's yarn club, and I have had it since August 2009. I LOVE the colours and the name - Zombie, but I haven't found the right project for it yet ;)
Now for my least favourite yarn. I think some of you will disagree with me on this one. Noro Silk Garden. I got the yarn in a swap, and I remember that I was so happy because this is not a yarn I would buy myself. Mostly beacuse of the price! I had the yarn in my stash for quite a while before I desided to make a pair of mittens.
But oh how dissapointed I got when I finally started to crochet with the yarn! It had so much debris like hay and other thing in it and one of the balls had a knot at the end.... And no, the yarn attached was not in the same colour! The mittens came out rather nice when it comes to the colours, but they are hard and stiff and not plesant to wear... So if you want to make a pair of mittens with beautiful colours, I'd make them with Mochi Plus instead - like this pair a made last week.