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5 Things Friday

Crochet Keychains/Scrunchies  It’s late, but it’s still Friday.  Today was the Etsy Craft Party, I hope you celebrated!  (A list of all the registered parties is on meetup.)  We didn’t plan our party very well (lots of miscommunication) but we still had fun.  I made an icord bracelet using an Embellish-Knit Machine and finished lots of keychains between visitors.
icord Bracelet
I found myself describing most of my projects in terms of the yarns (the use and texture are self-explanatory when you can pick them up) and remembered how excited I am about the different ones I’ve found!

So, today’s five things are my favorite yarns:

1.)  Banana Fiber is the most unique yarn I have, so I start with that one, plus the coasters I made are really funky and fun:

Crochet Coasters

2.)  Color grown yarns are exciting on several levels.  First, no dye!  Second, the colors get stronger rather than fading over time.  How cool is that?  Third, Pakucho is organic cotton.

3.)  Hemp is great for lots of reasons, but the reason I really love it is because it’s so sturdy.  This basket stands up without any support or felting required.

4.) The bamboo/wool blend from Stitch Nation is really soft, plus all the colors in this brand are really bright and fun!

5.) Reclaimed yarn is a fun option since the yarn has already lived one life, in this case the yarn is made from scraps leftover from factories.

What’s your favorite type of yarn?  Can you pick just one, or five?

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June 10, 2011 at 10:40 pm 2 comments


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