Monday, April 28, 2014

Yarn! Yarn! Yarn!

I totally love dyeing yarn!  Above is Orchid Nectar - doesn't it look positively yummy? Imagine a lace shawl in this color, or maybe just a light, wispy summer scarf.

There is just a handful of this color.  It is available in two bases:

Merino Silk - Fingering/Sock weight

Superwash Merino - Lace weight

I've got lots of other colors and bases available.  If you haven't yet, stop by my Storenvy shop and take a look around!

I recently got a shipment of all brand new bases, and I am so excited to experiment with them!  I hope to have those ready to list some time in May.

Happy Crafting - go have yourself a super day!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Holding two strands of yarn together for a thicker yarn

Some good-to-know info incase you can't seem to find the weight of yarn you need:

The following are approximate equivalents; however, as with all substitutions, you should check to make sure you're obtaining gauge. 

2 strands fingering = one strand sportweight 
2 strands sport = one strand worsted weight 
2 strands worsted = one strand chunky to super bulky weight*

*2 strands of a lighter worsted yarn held together may approximate the thickness of a chunky yarn, while 2 strands of a heavier worsted weight yarn held together may approximate the thickness of a super bulky yarn. Because of this range, again, it is recommended you should make a gauge swatch to test.

(From the Lion Brand Website)