What brand of yarn are you using?

I normally don't like to use redheart worsted weight yarn to make my baby items because it has no stretch, but they have some really neat colors! I am currently making a sweater for a boy or maybe it could be unisex. The color is earth and sky. It reminds me of fall and leaves so I am going to put some leaves on it and use leaves for buttons. What brand of yarn are you using?

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 6:46 am
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I really like RedHeart, and Redheart supersoft for things like adult scarves, and afghans... but have been liking caron simply soft for baby items, and shawls!

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 7:05 am
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I use Caron Simply Soft for all my baby items too! That is what I used on the sets I did. I use to use redheart soft but I can't find it a lot of places and it is super expensive at Joann's. I can't wait to get done with the sweater I am doing now. Interesting color.

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 8:14 am
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It really depends on the project.  I like Caron Simply soft, and there's I Love This Cotton at Hobby Lobby.  Carisma and Impeccable are by Loops and Threads (I think) that I normally get at Michaels when it's on sale.  I like to use Bernat's (oops!) Patons wool when I'm felting because it does a good job, I also like to use Bamboo Ewe for felting.  And the variegated/multi colors in Homespun.


Right now I'm using Lion Brand Thick and Quick Chenille to make a shrug for my daughter for the wedding.  I had my niece knit her one from the I Love This Cotton but it turned out kinda small.  I have to wait until Saturday when she (hopefully) comes over to see if we can try to stretch it at all.

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 10:13 am
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I switch between Loops n' Threads, Bernat, Vanna's Choice, and some alpaca brand whoe name I can't recall. It's sad how much yarn I have right now sitting with no fingers working it lol, I might be givingsome away to a friends daughter who is learning to crochet (almost feel bad that I might start her own crochet addiction lol)

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 10:27 am
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I have been using the Red Heart worsted yarn for my placemats and my afghan.  For baby products, I switch between the Caron soft and Red Heart Simply Soft. 

Posted on October 5, 2012 at 2:52 am
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Mrs. Hodder - you're not starting an addiction, you're enabling a new hobby!  And we all love enablers! lol


I too have more than I thought I would ever have.  My yarn tote is overflowing and I'm going to have to move into another one soon.  I have about 11 out of 13 skeins of worsted that I was going to make into an afghan during a CAL (crochet-along) but didn't have the time and still don't have the last 2 skeins I need.  However I still have the pattern so I can get it done whenever I have the time. (After the wedding, after the holidays, sometime next year...)


And it doesn't stop there.  I'm starting to get into the processing of wool before it becomes yarn.  I have two colors I'm actually spinning myself and another ball that needs to be dyed.  (I'm intrigued with kool-aid dyeing!)

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 10:50 am
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Siouxzan, I love your idea of doing a shrug for your daughter for her wedding! I may have to steal that idea for my vow renewal!


I've got two projects going on right now, a rather complicated knit blanket that I've been working off and on for about 3 years now and a scarf for my son. The brand of yarn for both projects is Red Heart. I live in a small town and Wal Mart has been our only option for craft supplies until just recently. A craft store opened up a couple of months ago and I've got my fingers crossed it'll actually stay in business!

Posted on October 16, 2012 at 1:01 am

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