|Tarot of Pagan Cats|
It's here again ! Knitting & Crochet Blog Week, the 6th annual edition ... let's take up the challenge of blogging daily and see how far we get, shall we ?
DAY 1: If You Were Yarn
If you were a type or brand of yarn, which would you be ? Are you a classic pure wool ? Is there extra tension but a bit of bounce in you because of your high twist ? Would you be more like a high-maintenance, strictly hand-wash fluffy angora or a 'bring it on' acrylic, bravely heading into the world of possible baby-sick laundering disasters knowing that you will always come our bright and unharmed ?
Spend some time browsing yarns and getting to know their qualities, and decide which yarn you think best matches your personality.
I did this the other way round - what kind of person do I think I am, and what yarn is that ... Immediately we know that I am not qiviut.
|muskox, from which qiviut is obtained|
I am ... bright, funny, brash, kind, lazy, short-tempered. I guess bright, funny and brash could be this yarn:
|Patons Fab DK. What colorblind looks like.|
Lazy yarn ... would be yarn that comes in balls, as opposed to hanks that need winding and balling, which is most commercial yarns - it's the indie and hand-dyed yarns that tend to come in hanks, and they are also generally more pricy; they also tend to be in smaller dyelots, so it can be difficult to buy more than a shawl or scarf quantity even if you could afford it.
I don't know that there is any yarn that is short-tempered or grumpy - only yarn that makes people feel that way: yarn with vegetable matter in it (looking at you, Noro), yarn with quality issues such as too many knots or breaks; yarn that is wrong for your project (technically not the yarn's fault, of course), yarn that is just too boring of a color that you wonder what demon possessed you when you bought it, and of course, scratchy yarn, ie. all the yarn ever used during my childhood.
So where does that leave us ? I need the color range of Stylecraft in the yarn varieties offered by Drops, I think, with some overlap. Between the two of them I can express most moods except the thunderstorms ...
If you put the tag KCBW6DAY1 into Google you will find many more posts for today's theme ...