So here’s the challenge: Post about your favorite yarn. You must post a picture and let us know why it’s your favorite yarn. Please leave links too, in case someone might want to get a little of what you got!
Hmmm. This is going to be tough for me and boring for all of you because, until just recently, I was a small project, bargain basement yarn, kind of girl. Not so much by choice, but that pesky little thing called finances was kind of cramping my style. Do I want to eat, or do I want yarn? Well, you all know what the answer would be if I was single! R. Darling though, I guess he’d be a little peeved if he had to give up those steaks while I hid in the corner petting my newest skein of something lovely and muttering to myself. I still look for the bargains now that I can count a couple socks and two sweaters (almost) amongst my FO’s, but I also allow myself something nice now and then. And if it’s on sale, well then I allow myself lots of nice somethings for my stash. Sadly, yarn diet is currently being enforced so I will have to make due for a while with the stuff I’ve got.
Anyhoo, on to my favorite yarns. Well, since this is a sock swap, I guess I’d better start with sock yarns. Having only used 2 brands so far for a grand total of 2.5 socks, I am definitely not an expert, and smart enough to know that the opinion I’m about to express will be good for, oh, about as long as it would take me to start a frictional fire from whipping out my visa next time I’m “allowed” to buy more yarn. So far, I’ve knit with Hill Country Yarns’ Sweet Feet Sock Yarn, and Blue Moon Fiber Arts’ Socks That Rock. Let me tell you, that STR stuff is dee-vine! I don’t know that I want to try anything else! Soft, smooth, a dream to knit, and in gorgeous colors; I’m content just to look at it, never mind knit with it. So, STR is the winner! I would love to try the Smooshy that I’ve been hearing so much about though.
STR Heavyweight in Tanzanite for my SITM Swap Sock Pal #1
As far as other yarns, my current favorite is Rowan Calmer. I’m using it to knit French Girl’s Fifi for the SKC KAL and this stuff is fantastic! Great stitch definition, fab to knit with and soft as clouds, I can’t wait to wear my Fifi when I’m done! And the best part? It’s got just enough stretch to achieve maximum curve huggage. Because it’s all about the curve huggage! The only drawback is that it’s ungodly expensive. Well, that may be overstating it depending on your finances, but for me it’s rather pricey. I did manage to find a discontinued color for cheap though, so that helped. Anyway, give it a try if you can. I think any knitter’d love it!
My Fifi as of today in Rowan Calmer – Color Chiffon
Please ignore the dpn’s and creepy looking yarn holding sleeve stitches
(Don’t worry, it’s not some Rapunzelesque armpit hair – I do shave!)