Peaches vs Sugar

Posted by TacieJ on August 12, 2008 in craft ideas, critiques, knitting |

This is my thoughts on Peaches & Creme cotton yarn by Elmore-Pisgah Inc. versus Sugar ‘n Cream by Lily. I tend use P&C more than SnC for 1 reason only – WalMart carries it and WalMart is close.

Personally I like SnC better. It’s softer. Other than that they knit up very similar. WalMart has limited colors, but they are very inexpensive and they are the closest to home. And with gas prices the way they are that makes it doubly cheap.

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Lion Brand Homespun Yarn

Posted by TacieJ on December 28, 2007 in craft ideas, knitting |

I started knitting prayer/healing shawls just recently.  When I purchased Prayer Shawl Ministry: Reaching Those in Need I bought some Lion Brand Homespun Yarn to make a project.

Let’s start with – I really like this yarn.  “Soft, Silky and Beautiful! A uniquely textured yarn that works up quickly and easily. … Please note that some colors have long, slow color variations that cause them to subtly stripe. This is deliberate and adds to the beauty of the finished garment; such yarns are designated as our ‘painterly’ colors.”  It’s neat yarn.  It is made up of fibers woven around a central string to create these little nubs.  Homespun Yarn for a picture.  And it’s got a ton of colors.  It’s warm and most importantly it’s machine wash & dry.  My cats love it.

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