>A Tale of Two Yarns – 2KCBWDAY1
>I’ve decided to take part in the 2nd Annual Knitting/Crochet Blog Week. This is going to be a stretch for me because, as most of you know, I don’t blog daily. I’ve been wanting to do more blogging, and eskimimi has picked the topics, so I’m going to give it a whirl.
Do you have a favorite yarn? I’ve given this much thought lately and I don’t know if I could pick just one. When creating a pattern, I try very hard to use a yarn that anyone could afford. There’s nothing worse (in my opinion) than purchasing a pattern only to find out you can’t find the exact yarn that is called for. So, with that being said, I will say that one I’ve been using very frequently is Lion Brand Cotton-Ease. I have a hard time with straight cotton, and it bothers my hands when using it for too long. Cotton-Ease has the durability of cotton, but is soft, and easy to use because of the acrylic blend. The only downfall I see is that there aren’t as many colors as I would like to get my hands on.
On the flipside….
Recently a local yarn shop was going out of business and, at 75% off I bought some yarns I wouldn’t normally buy. I’ve only tried one so far. WAY to fancy for me to buy again! It was Feza Dazzle. First, let me say, if you buy a novelty yarn, research the best way to crochet/knit with it. I didn’t and it didn’t turn out how I expected. Very disappointing considering the price. I won’t create a pattern for it, and if I had done my research I may, or may not, have purchased it. Even at 75% off, it’s more than I normally pay for yarn. Live and learn…..