I Love Yarn Day
Happy I Love Yarn Day, everyone! It’s like Christmas for knitters, crocheters, weavers, felters and anyone who enjoys working or playing with yarn.
I am a yarn-a-holic.
The first clue? As a kid my favorite Dr. Seuss book was A Big Ball of String. (Second runner up: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.) What can I say? I never liked eggs or ham.
What do I love so much about yarn? Aside from obvious things like textures and colors, I love how each skein of yarn holds multiple possibilities.
Some yarns tell you what to make with them. Others sit there a while before you think of the perfect uses for them. Sweater. Scarf. Throw pillow. Afghan. Mittens. Hat. Wrist warmers. Cowl. Headband. Shawl. Lacy curtains. Toys. Bedspread. Table runner. Place mats. Socks. Dishcloth. Decorations. Even jewelry.
Yarn can be made of nearly any fiber. Some are natural fibers – cotton, wool, alpaca, soy, silk, even bamboo – others are man made. Some are blends. There are even yarns made of recycles fibers.
Along with macrame-ing the pool table pocket nets from worsted wool, here are a few things I’ve made from yarn in the last year or so:
Yarn is incredibly versatile stuff. No wonder I love yarn.
What are some of your favorite things made from yarn?
Posted on October 12, 2012, in Creativity, crochet, I Love Yarn Day, Inspiration, Knitting, Projects, Uncategorized, yarn and tagged crafts, creations, creativity, crochet, felting, I Love Yarn Day, inspiration, knitting, macrame. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.