November 25, 2007

does crochet thread count as yarn?

Here are my fiber-related purchases from Black Friday:

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This is a ball of Royale Classic Crochet Thread. It's a cool variegated color. And, as you can see it's already being used for a bookmark. I think the hook I'm using is a little on the big side though, so, I'll have to go smaller.

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Another ball of the crochet thread, but this one is in burgundy. And it too is being used for a bookmark. That bookmark pattern is the only thing I like to crochet. =) This is a 1.25mm hook.. and I think it works the best for this project.

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This is a smaller ball. I think it's un-dyed. This too will be turned into a bookmark. (Can you guess what the majority of my Christmas presents will consist of?) ^_^
I could be all luxurious and crochet them all out of Malabrigo lace... but, my previous Malabrigo bookmarks turned out too flimsy. I demand stiffness in my bookmarks. Any attempts to spray starch the Malabrigo lace left me with a fuzzy, sticky, mess. ... I think this cotton thread will work much better.

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I grabbed these 2 skeins of Patons SWS. Haven't tried soy yet and this seemed like the best entrance into the world of alternate fibers. =) I have no idea what I'll make with these though... and ideas? It doesn't seem like I get much yardage, so, at the moment it looks like a scarf is out of the question... plus I have like 7 scarves OTN right now and adding another one would make me VERY unhappy. ^_^ Maybe a pair of wrist warmers? We shall see.

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This wasn't from Black Friday but I figured I should take a picture of it anyway. This was a birthday present from my friend Idyl (pronounced 'ideal'). I had been eyeing this calendar a few weeks back--good thing I didn't buy it. =)

Finally, another picture of Shifting Sands. The excessive white sections of the 2nd skein of yarn are starting to show. The yellow/gold hues are the same but now there are many lines of white... it's kind of an obvious change. o_O I'll keep going though. I have a bit of the 1st skein left over so maybe I'll add it in every so often to decrease the speckled look.

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Hope you enjoyed this dose of yarny goodness.
I think now is time for a power nap. =)

Knit hard!


Knit Picking said...

I'm glad you were able to pick up some SWS (same colour as mine), but too bad you could only get two. I used three balls to do a scarf, which will be posted as soon as I weave the loose ends in. I've also added some to my Christmas wish list.

kim said...

Shifting sands is coming along awesome, white lines (which I can't see :P) notwithstanding.

You make me wish I could crochet bookmarks!

Brown Berry said...

It totally counts. Fiber-love is very inclusive. The yarn photos over here are a welcome distraction, and the shots of you and your peeps were great too - nice to see the "other" side of a great knitter.

Elemmaciltur said...

So, what's the deal with the leather bound? I like it. :-)

BTW, I tagged you with 8 random facts. ;-)

Eikon said...

I started crocheting and the learned how to knit and haven't crocheted since. I'm going to try and tackle lace again after the holiday maybe I'll crochet.

Nichole D. said...

I love those bookmarks. Make me one for Christmas, too? ;) Scrutinizing the Shifting Sands, the color variations are really mild. The scarf I did in Little Lovely had more white and less dark on the end of the ball, but I surely don't care.

You should maybe take a small, unnoticeable strand of the SWS and wear it around your neck or wrist for a day- I love the scarf I did with mine, but it is so friggin' itchy I can't wear it. Good luck!

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