Sunday, February 15, 2009
So I usually don't buy really cheap yarn, because I do believe you get what you pay for. But. The last Herschnerr's catalogue tempted me with this cheap yarn called "Sequin Cloud" which is yarn that has sequins sewn in. I've drooled over Tilli Thomas yarn with sequins etc for a long time but just can't rationalize the $. So I thought I'd buy some crap bling yarn just for fun.
I made up this pattern, which is basically four garter stitch rows following by a drop stitch row (three wraps, drop two on the following row). It's hard to see the bling in this photo but look in the lower left hand corner...that bright spot, that's a sequin. The scarf looks sort of crummy in this picture but it actually is sort of fun looking.
Unfortunately, it feels like the crap yarn it is, but for a fun spring blingy scarf i'll deal with it.
I'm knitting this scarf on my new needles from Sheila and Michael ...they're clear glass, which makes you think at times (when you're tired, that is when I'm tired) that there are twice as many stitches on the needles than there really are, which is fun (especially when you realize that there aren't!). Lovely needles to work with.Certainly way too good for this crap yarn.
Did I mention the yarn, it is sort of crappy?