I have a confession to make. I’m addicted…to beautiful yarn. Soft yarn. Vibrant yarn. Unusual yarn. I love it all.
I didn’t know, when I first started crocheting, that there was a world of yarn outside Lincraft and Spotlight. But as I got increasingly dissatisfied with the range of yarn from those two stores, I started to look further afield. And on my travels, I have found some amazing, unique yarns that I would love to have in my possession someday. Early on in my yarn quest, I came across Mademoiselle Chaos’ blog, where she spins yarn out of unlikely objects like umbrellas and newspapers. I found a listing for some yarn on Etsy that has been spun out of cassette tapes. I’ve found yarn made out of milk, cotton, bamboo, camel, alpaca and soy. I’m currently wrangling a project out of yarn that has been spun from old saris.
Sadly, I have also discovered that unusual yarn doesn’t come cheap. The most amazing skein of yarn I have come across costs a whopping 52USD, and that’s without postage. Worth it? You tell me. I can just imagine the projects I could make from that yarn, but I don’t think I could ever justify spending that much on one tiny skein of yarn. For now, I’ll just have to be content scouring Ebay and Etsy for deals on luxurious yarn, so I can dip my toes in the world of yarn art and imagine what it would be like if I was rich.
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Thanks for commenting on my blog. =) I never actually wrote down the pattern as I crocheted the Totoros. However, I will be making the small- and medium-sized ones again for my friends, and I'll be sure to write down the pattern and post them up when I work on those!
Btw, I notice the expensive price for unique yarns, too.. but wow, I never knew there are yarns that are made out of umbrellas, newspapers, tapes, etc! That's really amazing!! I usually go to typical yarn places to look for yarns too… *sigh*… if only we were RICH!!! haha!