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Archive 2004: I love yarn!

(Note: This post was written by Laurel Regan and originally published in a separate blog called “Fibre Yarns”, which was later merged with Alphabet Salad.)

Adapted from LiveJournal entry originally posted October 20th, 2004:

Today I bought…

  • The last two balls of Bernat cotton from the dollar store (50g/1¾ oz, $2.00). Yesterday’s was “French Rose” (I don’t think I mentioned that in my previous post), and today’s are “Powder Blue” and “French Blue”. I’m going to use them to make more dishcloths… we always need more dishcloths, and I need practice working with cotton!
  • One ball of Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Christmas Sparkle cotton/metallic thread yarn (56.7g/2 oz, $1.14) in “Winter White Tinsel”. I’m going to find a pattern for angels, or snowflakes, or something like that, and crochet tree ornaments for a couple of people.

On another note… I’ve decided that I’m going to work on collecting a full set of the Susan Bates aluminum hooks. I have a 5.00mm (H) and 6.00mm (J) now, and they are the only ones I like working with! Every time I try to use the others I’ve been given (all other brands), they just don’t “fit” properly. Also, they don’t have the same deep groove in the hook, so the yarn slips out a lot. I tried to find a 4.5mm hook today to carry on with the dishcloth (I have a 4.5mm that works, but just isn’t as comfortable as the Susan Bates ones), but the store was all out. Waaah!

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.