Bye-Bye Yarn, Baby!

Yay! Shipped out my first official lot of hand-dyed yarn. Of course, this is all still in the early stages and I’m learning a lot as I go. I’ve been dyeing mini skeins and throwing them on Etsy for a few bucks a pop. Much to my surprise a fellow Houstonian picked up five the same day I listed them! This is definitely exciting…

Here’s a picture of my first yarn shipment.

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Baby Alpaca Yarn

I’m really excited to be working with pure baby alpaca yarn! A friend of mine just recently went on a trip to Peru and brought home four skeins of this beautiful baby alpaca yarn! The brand is called SOL ALPACA. It feels so lush! I’m still trying to decide on a project, thick cowl? Small infinity? So many choices! 
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Santa Loves Minions Too!

It’s TRUE – Santa LOVES Minions too! I was able to grab this shot at my very last craft show this season, Santa was wandering around and I jumped on the chance to get a minion photo-op! I adore this picture. 

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New series! FIBER FRIDAYS!

I’m starting a new Friday series called – Fiber Friday! I’m going to be highlighting my favorite yarn and fibers to work with.

Let’s start with the basics – cotton! My current favorite 100% cotton is I LOVE THIS COTTON found at Hobby Lobby. It’s the in house generic brand but by far the best cotton yarn I’ve used, and the easiest to work with.

Cost: $3.29/skein
Pros: Rarely splits, soft feel, good value, lots of fun colors.
Cons: Doesn’t stretch, no skein size variations

What’s your favorite 100% cotton brand? Image