Monday, March 28, 2011
Knitting and Crochet Blog Week... Day One
A week full of yarn people blogging together is what 2KCBW is all about. The first day's post is to compare a yarn you love with a yarn you hate, or whatever degree of emotion you feel about said yarns!
To begin with, I have to confess of not ever using any other yarn except 4-ply worsted weight. I have used all sizes of thread... I used to make tons of doilies back in the day. You know, the pre-arthritis days.
Anyway, my current yarn of choice is: Red Heart Super Saver (aka RHSS). Durability, range of colors, availability, price are all the reasons I use it. I use it especially for afghans. Below are squares I did for Share A Square this year.
My choice of the "other yarn" used to be my favorite until K-Mart stopped carrying it. Ok, so we don't have a K-Mart in my town anymore either. I am speaking of LoveKnit. (Actually, I think the manufacturer stopped making it.) Much softer than RHSS right on the skein. Price, color, durability -- all there. Below is an afghan I made for my father-in-law's Christmas present about 25 years ago. He had cancer, and so sat a lot of the day. This photo was taken last week. As you can see, still holding up strong. I actually buy any and all LoveKnit I find at thrift shops, garage sales, etc.
So, my "Tale of Two Yarns" is done. If you want to participate in Knit and Crochet Blog Week, click on the banner at the top of today's post.
See ya tomorrow!