Okay, I have been thinking about composing the next PSA entry for a while and have posted lil bits & pieces here x there. I have been knitting since I was an adolescent & am most comfortable with basic garter stitch since it’s easy to recall the last row etc. Now I have been vocal recently with yarn quality or shall we say lack of when it comes to some brands. I love doing scarves for donations but using inadequate quality isn’t fun. The price of the yarn shouldn’t be a deciding factor in quality. As of right now, I have enough quality yarn and acceptable yarn (i think) but will be Destashing the crap first. I am not shy about putting my feelings out there about yarn & other things. Now, I would like to address the prices of yarn & the fact that it would be awesome as fook if there was hand-dyed yarn in worsted weight in acrylic because if it was good enough I would try it. Next on the plate of thoughts, is mental health; the untimely passing of Naomi Judd!
Wow, just wow, I wasn’t a big fan of theirs but damn that just shows that even being a celebrity who appears to have everything can be and was suffering in silence which isn’t cool. Mental Health & Mental Illness is no joking matter & it shouldn’t be shamed and stigmatized, I don’t know if there was anyone in country music since Mindy McCready. I am just as interested in seeing exactly what happens w/Naomi as any other member of the public. I also understand the aspect of privacy for the family. Unlike the case of Bob Saget, there hopefully won’t be any funny business with the tucking away of evidence. I still don’t think that the Bob Saget case is an accident nor do I believe we have the full story.
OK, so the other day I published one of these little pieces on how I feel about yarn companies.it’s always been a love-hate relationship it’s always been me trying to find the best quality for the best price and over the years, unfortunately, I have been scammed over charged double-charged you many crafters probably have several sources of where they get their product. And I have several outlets I shop for yarn at. name it’s probably happened. many crafters probably have several sources of where they get their product. And I have several outlets I shop for yarn at. but with the above said about scams overcharging etc. I am going to be deleting Amazon from my shopping destinations because of situations that I don’t think are under my control but I wanted to put this out there if I ever post a project and you never see the result, The reason is it probably literally went to the dogs. even though one is probably a short scarf and can be salvaged for donation the other one is sitting next to me under the dog’s butt. At the time of this Journal entry, I have two different super saver scarves in the works. Hopefully you guys will see the end of these or the final result. Thank you for your understanding and thank you for your patience support and reading my craziness
Hello and I have been thinking about this for a very long time, I have been going through my yarn inventory and discovering many things. The fact that red heart super saver has two different sizes. If you’re buying solid colors you get 7 ounces but if you buy the variegated colors you only get 5 ounces. I haven’t looked at the difference between solid and variegated colors when it comes to the specialty lines. Most of those are 4 ounces regardless of what you’re getting. I have a strong stash of cakes of skeins etc. not only do I have probably dozens of 5-ounce skeins from different companies but I have 3.5 ounce balls I have 4 ounce balls. I don’t discriminate unless you are wool because I’m allergic to you. The point is that yarn comes in different shapes different colors different sizes all good as long as the quality matches the array of color availability which unfortunately it doesn’t. I’ve had yarn it is a crap quality I’ve had yarn that is amazing quality. Sometimes I buy multiple units of one color weight I buy single units all depends but I do have certain colors I am in love with and I will super stock. Another curious thing here is why are there certain colorways that only come in 5 ounces. There are some beautiful colors that I have in my stash that I would love in a jumbo skein but no I can’t find it. So there I am buying 3 to 6 may be more of a single color at 5 ounces because I love it and I need it in my stash. Recently I decided I’m going to try and do more one-of-a-kind items that would only require me to buy one or two units of a particular colorway but if I like you enough I will buy more of you. I have given away yarn in the past that I wasn’t able to work with but there’s been yarn that I have kept because I love it and I want to learn to work with it. That being said I have just acquired a taste shall we say more of a single color at 5 ounces because I love it and I need it in my stash. Recently I decided I’m going to try and do more one-of-a-kind items that would only require me to buy one or two units of a particular colorway but if I like you enough I will buy more of you. I have given away yarn in the past that I wasn’t able to work with but there’s been yarn that I have kept because I love it and I want to learn to work with it. That being said I have just acquired a taste shall we say for that lightweight while I’m on that subject of bike rafting/DK yarn. So I have done a little extra purchasing of certain materials. I also wanted to make note that there are recommendations on every jacket of yarn suggesting what needle size what hook size etc. and I think that’s misleading only because everybody is different with their stitching style. For me example, I am a loose knitter but a tight crocheter. While I’m on that subject of crafting, the Cotton yarn I love you you are amazing but you crochet very tightly. The acrylic yarn I love you too you crochet very stiff. Not that tight and stiff is bad when it comes to knitting or crochet but when you don’t expect it it’s a pain in the ass which is why I tend to stick to my knitting and my knitting methods are going down A needle size or two depending on what material I’m working with depending on what your weight I’m working with and back on the how many units to buy for a project-I appreciate certain companies listing how many units will need for accomplishing a project. Wish every company was like that #LionBrandYarn’s you all are the bomb in many ways. Going on to store brand versus not store-brand, I was not a big fan of store brand at the beginning of my career because I always like the cheaper the yarn the worst quality unfortunately / fortunately That’s not true anymore because I can get quality store-brand if I know what I’m looking for. I’m also noticing that store brands are going to go to toe with name brands in the different colors and varieties available which I appreciate. Anyhow that’s all for this rant of a journal entry. Going back to my craft going back to scheduling articles etc. have a great day.
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