Thursday, June 16, 2011

New Item: Flamingo Rings!

So this morning I got mentally hamstrung trying to finish a new pattern...started playing around with some new yarn I have...wound up with this...

...which then turned into this!

You can get more information and order your very own Flamingo Rings HERE.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Video: Why I Buy And Sell Handmade...

Just a little ramble around the topic of buying and selling handmade items. I don't really make any points here, just talking up the basics.


Friday, June 3, 2011

Yarn of the Moment: Berroco Cotton Twist

It's too hot for most wools and acrylics, and I'm trying to use up my stash yarn. About 2 years ago I bought 3 skeins of Berroco Cotton Twist and I'm *finally* using it to make a cute shell pattern summer tunic. I just hope I have enough...Berroco discontinued this yarn a while ago, and an ebay search doesn't show anybody clearing it out of their stash just yet.

As cotton yarns go, it's not amazing. It's not very tightly spun so it's easy to split stitches and the skeins--even though they're from the same dye lot--have some color irregularity. Still, I originally bought it because it's a beautiful milky summer white, it has a little rayon blended in for durability, and at $5.00 a skein, the price was ok.

What's your favorite summer yarn? What's your favorite cotton?