Well, that was fun! Pretty much everyone recognized the Koigu
I have no idea what the brown tweedy yarn is. I was curious what people would guess. This scarf is from my early days as a knitter, when I didn't fully comprehend the idea that you can always frog something that isn't really working
. This scarf is ridiculously too wide and too short, but the yarn is nice. It might
be Classic Elite Waterspun
These lovelies are, from left, Colinette Jitterbug
and Cider Moon Glacier
. The Jitterbug was a very generous prize from Cat
(I was the 100th commenter on her blog). The Cider Moon is made by talented hand-dyers here in Ohio. I bought this at the Knitter's Mercantile
in Columbus the evening after the first day of the bar exam. The people there were extremely nice, helpful, and sympathetic about my ordeal. They agreed that yarn was definitely in order.
There seemed to be a split among the guessers with respect to the garter stitch project: many thought it was Cotton-Ease and almost as many guessed Knit Picks Shine.
Sorry. Wrong. It's Red Heart Soft Yarn
Lolly recently posted about a cute, cute shrug she is knitting from Caron Simply Soft Shadows
. She opined, and I tended to agree, that not all acrylic yarns are created equal. Some of them are actually nice. Her commenters had many suggestions for good acrylic yarns, which naturally I felt compelled to road test. We'll see how this stands up to the washer and dryer. But right now, I am tempted to dub Red Heart Soft Yarn the "Two-Buck Chuck
Now, I'm not going to argue that this is as good a yarn as, say, Rowan Felted Tweed anymore than I would suggest that Charles Shaw Sauvignon Blanc is as good a wine as my favorite French Sancerre. But, for the price
, this yarn is excellent. It is soft as can be, feels silky not plasticky, knits up nicely, and comes in some decent (read secondary and tertiary) colors. And it was $2.99 a ball. For items that will take some abuse, where allergies or woolphobias are concerned, or when you're on a budget, I'd say this is a good choice.
I have really been enjoying the links that Faith at No More Sweaters
and Vera at freehand sketching
have been closing their posts with. So much crafty goodness! So much inspiration! I decided to shamelessly steal their fantastic idea!
- Pamela Wynne at Flint Knits has made two of the Cutest Blouses Ever
- Soe at sprite writes
has a lovely recurring theme of "Three Beautiful Things" on her blog.
- Consistently hilarious Ellen at Knit Sisters blogs about the Healing Power of Jello
- If you're looking for something good to read, you might check out this post
and this one
at Fig & Plum.
- Theresa at Knitting Underway is looking for manly sock yarns and patterns
. Did I mention she's having a contest?
Labels: Link-o-Rama, Taking Yarns for a Test Knit, The Stash