Monday, March 28, 2011

2nd Annual Knit & Crochet blog week {DAY 1}

A Tale of Two Yarns – 2KCBWDAY1 
Part of any fibre enthusiast’s hobby is an appreciation of yarn. Choose two yarns that you have either used, are in your stash or which you yearn after and capture what it is you love or loathe about them.

Having just started to knit in September I haven't had much experience with yarn but I have found some that I really love.  Right now I'm working with a fantastic yarn that I purchased from Yarn Indulgences to make a pair of pants for my son.  I wanted something comfy and that would last for when he starts to crawl around on the floor and of course that's easy to knit with.  I found this on the 30% off clearance table and thought it would work wonderfully!

It's Gems by Louet North America  - 100% Merino Wool (machine washable). I purchased Fern Green & Caribou   to make a striped pattern using Berroco's grinnel (#9) pattern from their DK Baby book #292

It's perfect for my little dudes pants!  I've love knitting with it and love the detailed stitch and definition!

On the other hand, I haven't really found any yarn yet that I haven't enjoyed working with.

I've used a wide veriety - sock yarn from Patons, Fishermans wool from Lion Brand, Vanna's Choice from Lion Brand, Super Value & Softee Chunky from Bernat, Akapana by Mirasol and I'm working on a baby blanket right now as well using Bernat's cotton tots.  I definitely have a thing for luxury, natural fibres but so far all of these yarns have done as they are suppose to and I've been happy with the end result

What about you?  What are you favourites?

If you are taking part of the 2nd annual knit and crochet blogging week then fill out this mr. linky below to be so that we all have an easy way to hop around to the different participants! :)

1 comment:

  1. Great post Kandice! I'm so excited that you have started to knit. I have a knitting buddy again. (tried again tonight to see if we could get Krystal started too. :) but still she says no) Your knitting is so nice and I'm looking forward to seeing E's pants when you are finished. Thank you for getting me more into my passion and looking forward to trying new things (slowly but surely). Looking forward to reading more posts although I know you are quite sick right now. Feel better and take care.