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Apr
09

Yarn test.

I have been knitting since I was five, which is a very long time ago. I learned to crochet not long after knitting, and honed my skills throughout my childrearing years. My children had all their clothes, well, a good proportion of them, handmade by me, either knitted, or sewn. I was never without a project on the go, and as well as being a useful hobby, in that it helped with the family finances, it was also theraputic.

Now I find myself in the lovely position of not having to knit for anything other than pleasure. In the intervening years, many of which were knit-free because I was too  busy working, the yarns available have improved and diversified beyond belief. The only ‘fancy’ yarn known to me was mohair, and it was expensive. We relied on clever patterns to jazz up our knitting! Nowadays there are wonderful yarns wherever you look, and we don’t have to stick to the local yarn shop, (though we should all frequent them as much as possible as they offer a valuble service), we can shop online and buy yarn from countries on the other side of the world. Incredible! The choice is only limited by your budget and imagination.

So, as a result of this, one of my favourite occupations of late, has been exploring foreign markets and testing out some of the yarn on offer. This week I sampled a Lion Brand yarn, called Suede. Like a chenille, or velvet, it is 100% polyester, and wonderfully soft to touch. Its a chunky weight, so requires bigger size needles. I couldn’t resist the urge to have a go at another bag, so clutching my size 6mm crochet hook, I made this from the one skein  (ball) of yarn, and still had a wee bit left over. The colour is called Denim by the way.

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I loved this yarn and will definitely be using it again. It would make a fabulous scarf or hat, so maybe I’ll get some more for the christmas project box!

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4 Responses to “Yarn test.”


  1. April 20, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Wow Susie, another fab handbag!!! I really do think it is amazing & I love the colour of it too!!

  2. 2 kimmikat
    April 21, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    It was lovely yarn to work with and so soft. Thanks for your encouragement 🙂

  3. April 22, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Love that bag, Susie! You’ve inspired me to start crocheting again.

    • 4 kimmikat
      April 25, 2009 at 10:08 am

      Hi Cheryl 🙂 Nice to see you. Thanks for dropping by and commenting. I’m glad you feel inspired…perhaps I’m doing something right after all!
      Hugs, Susie.
      PS, I would loved to have bought some of your stamps, but I think the postage might be prohibitive, and they are probably all snapped up by now anyway.


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