Friday, September 29, 2006
Yet Another Yarn Pr0n Friday
Today, we feature some yarn I picked up when Zonda and Stephy came down for the day. We hit The Sewing Bird on the weekend before they closed, and everything was 50% off! Yay! Here, we have some Tahki Stacey Charles "Dream". An 80%Wool 20% Nylon blend. I was thinking socks. Perhaps striped. But I honestly don't know if this is the type of yarn you'd want to use for that. Yarndex describes Dream as "A worsted weight, plied yarn. Made of 80% wool and 20% nylon, each yarn has a sheen. Suited to making hats, scarves, shawls, wraps, sweaters, tank tops, vests and cardigans. It can be hand washed and dried flat. Can be used individually or combined with other yarns. " Holy Hell I'm not sure I want to make a sweater out of this stuff. It says it's worsted weight, and that it's 20 stitches over 4 inches but damn. It seems like that would make it fairly see through. Certainly not a dense fabric. I'll have to swatch it and see. Oh wait - I just found A Website that mentions that gauge is double stranded. That explains a lot. Feh, I think I'll still try out some socks. What do y'all think? Will that work? It's wool and nylon, can't be that far out there to think it'd make some cool socks. Anyway, onto the pr0n. You can also view these in full size in This Photoset. Enjoy. And please do leave me some feedback as to it's potential as socks or even something completely different.