Monday, January 30, 2012

on the topic of yarn snobbery...

I dont get it.. ok I do but in a over all sense why?
Many people in the yarn word have the wrong idea about crochet that we mainly use acrylic which is wrong. Many ( my self included) use natrual wool fibers in hooking. I have even used corn fiber. which was like using Jerzy T shrt material.. kinda neat though..
point is There is nothing wrong with GOOD acrylic. And I say good because not all are created equally.
Some are so scratchy they take the paint OFF my hooks so I reserve my old not addi hooks for this type of yarn. ( usually which is gifted) I can usually "kill it" so it softens or wash it and dry it in the dryer a few times to help it soften BUT not all will soften.
Good acrylic will soften OR comes soft.. baby yarn usually falls here and so does other major brands ( bernat redheart soft paytons and lionbrand ) make softer acrylics.
WHY use acrylics? well many people ( like my brother in law) are allergic to wool or certain animal fibers-
this provides him a alternitve to the animal fibers- ( no I'm not talking about the laonlin in wool the actual fiber in wool )
Yes its not as warm as wool OR alpaca but if you cant wear it it is not a option because it is its warmer then cotton.

Point is yarn snobbery can loose you out on a whole world of wonderful color and yarn.. I personally perfer to work with the natural fibers BUT I loose sales when I dont carry acrylic and some times blends can offer a good taste of both worlds.

I may be a hook snob.. as in I prefer certain hooks to work with and styles...  But I still have a place for all my hooks and I will have a place for acrylic..
and its not because Im a hooker.. its because Im a streight out yarn junkie.. Im not a yarn snob.. ;)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

a mommy and me hat set...
the smaller is for a baby.
I think they turned out nice:)
will be listed soon.
I may have to get new pics but hey they are done.
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

The picture is one reason I love to crochet-

Yarm will keep my hands warm IF they move fast enough and IF Im making mittens.. my head warm if Im making a hat..
Snow is fun to play in...
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the loop scarf with a twist... made with a fine weight yarn.. merino wool very very soft.. will be listed in my shop soon.
I hope..
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Sunday, January 15, 2012

three new pieces

three new pieces I will get new pics for - a grey beanie hat, a child's hat with matching baby doll hat.
and a teal loop scarf with a twist.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

the robot

Isnt she pretty?
She was fun to work on.
I may make a few more this year.
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Sunday, January 1, 2012

first project of the year... a robot..

I have a commissioned piece its a robot.
its a fun project. :)
and its going faster then I thought it would.

Its hard going from writing a pattern to following one though.