Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I LOVE This Yarn

And I don't mean the yarn brand I Love This Yarn! (which I actually don't love at all - if I'm knitting with acrylic I like Caron Simply Soft). I'm talking about Shine Worsted Yarn from Knit Picks. It's a blend of high quality pima cotton and beechwood fiber, and it's my favorite yarn EVER. It's so so so SOOO soft and luxurious feeling, and the colors are amazing. It is, admittedly, a bit pricier than, say, I Love This Cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby (which I also really like) and way more expensive than a relatively soft acrylic like Caron Simply Soft. And you have to order it and wait for it to arrive in the mail. But it still isn't that expensive (it's cheaper than most of the specialty eyelash yarns available in every craft store). And you get free shipping when you order a ton of it, as I always seem to do. I also bought a bunch of sock yarn with my last order, though. I haven't tried it yet, but there are definitely a few sock projects in my future.

I just made two teddy bears from my stash of Shine Worsted Yarn, and they are the softest, most wonderful stuffed animals EVER (if I may say so).


  1. I'm the person who bought your bumble bee at the Cathedral Square Market this weekend. He was a huge success at his new home (with my 4-month-old grandson). I will be back to buy more of your wonderful critters for my other three grands! Thank you!

  2. Thanks so much! I'm glad your grandson loves it!