I’ve always been interested in dyeing yarn, so many color possibilities that you just can’t find in a regular hobby store. The past couple of days I’ve been messing around with different powder fabric dyes and food coloring.
What do you think?
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!
❤ Fiber Friday ❤
This week I’m going to be highlighting my favorite acrylic yarn – Vanna’s Choice BABY! Acrylic is basically a man made fiber, non natural wool. It’s the go-to yarn for little one projects and baby shower gifts. Vanna’s line can be found at nearly every craft store that carries supplies for needle art and averages about $3.29-$3.99, I’ve found Michael’s to have the best sales on this brand.
Pros: Comes in a variety of colors, soft to touch, rarely pills, doesn’t split much, can be used for many different projects, inexpensive
Cons: Can be stiff and doesn’t have much drape
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.
Pros: Rarely splits, soft feel, good value, lots of fun colors.
Cons: Doesn’t stretch, no skein size variations
Is there such a thing as too little yarn? I always feel like I could use more, but lately it hasn’t been a bad thing because I have purpose for my recent yarn purchases. What makes me feel like I have too little yarn is because the future projects I have rattling around my brain require yarn that I don’t have in my current stash. Ahhh – yet when I look at the stupidly full cardboard boxes of yarn I have stuffed in my master bedroom it makes me feel silly for even thinking I don’t have enough, but I don’t! The majority of my current stash is from when I first started knitting and crocheting, I’ve just dragged it a long with me during moves. A lot of it is old, cheap, crap yarn. What does someone do with it? I’ve thought of de-stashing and selling the cheap skeins online for cheaper but is it even worth it? Should I just donate the skeins to a need art charity instead? I DON’T KNOW. I just know I’ll continue to feel guilty each time I purchase a new skein of “higher quality” yarn until I de-clutter the old fiber.
Has anyone else dealt with this issue?