geometric cowl

KCBW6 Day 1: If You Were Yarn


This week is knitting and crochet blog week, the brain child of Eskimimi Makes! Its a chance to try out something new whilst celebrating everything to do with planning creating and using your knitting and crochet. I’m really excited to be taking part this year and am looking forward to a week of trying new things. If you want the lowdown on what knitting and crochet blog week is all about you can find it here

So the topic for day one: If You Were Yarn. The question for today is about describe your personality but also requires a bit of thought regarding the properties of different yarns and what makes them unique.

The prompts for today ask:

If you were a type or brand of yarn, which would you be? Are you a classic pure wool? Is there extra tension but a bit of bounce in you because of your high twist? Would you be more like a high-maintainance, strictly hand-wash fluffy angora or a ‘bring it on’ acrylic, bravely heading into the world of possible baby-sick laundering disasters knowing that you will always come out bright and unharmed?

As someone who is relatively new to knitting and crochet my yarn vocabulary is still relatively limited and many of my projects have been made with reasonably cheap yarn so as to avoid disappointment and a lot of wasted money if I were to make a massive mess!

The yarn I use most often has to be Hayfield Bonus DK as it is available in most shops I vist and is usually one of the cheapest yarns on offer. Thinking about it this yarn does suit my personality really well, it isnt too fancy and is always there to help no matter what the occasion (or project). Its pretty down to earth and can be lots of fun!.

However, I think the perfect yarn to reflect my personality would not be as bold as Bonus DK. It would need to have a softer side. In fact, I think the perfect yarn to describe me might just be Wendy’s Aran with Wool! It is the yarn I used to create my geometric crochet cowl. It is still fun, bright, colourful but it also has some subtle darker tones. It a mix of reasonably hardwearing aran blended with softer wool. Also, it is a chunky wool which is perfect for my personality as it gets the job done quickly so that I dont have chance to get bvored along the way. Also it makes a super warm cowl which is perfect as I hate to be cold!

geometric cowl

geometric pattern crochet cowl

If you had to pick a yarn that represents you and your personality what would it be?



7 thoughts on “KCBW6 Day 1: If You Were Yarn

  1. Plumbum says:

    Hi, I am a handspun yarn visiting others of today’s KCBW6 yarns. I am fairly cheap and cheerful myself though with small touches of luxury and character.

    Can I just say that it’s all very well, “learning the stitches”, with the bargain basement yarns but that the best way to avoid disappointment with your finished knits is to up-scale your yarn purchases a little. It isn’t always true that the most expensive yarn is the best but certainly paying a little extra gives you better fabric characteristics in your finished work. This is one of the many wonderful things that you will learn as you become a more accomplished knitter and I hope that you have a fantastic journey with your needles.

    I am having trouble with your comment form which is, I think, incorrectly set up. I wish to take the option of leaving my details without logging in (as that will probably lead you to the wrong blog) but then the form submission blobs.

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