I always imagined I’d be recognized as a star in my life, I just never thought it would be so soon!
Haha but seriously, I’m extremely flattered to say, I was chosen to be the 99th “Crafty Superstar” on the site Cut Out + Keep. This week they’ll be featuring me and 1 of my patterns everyday for the whole week!
So even if you’ve seen most or all of these patterns, check the site out! It’s really cool and even cooler now that I’m one of their superstars!! Haha. (If you can’t tell I’m pretty excited)
Today I’d like to share with you my top 5 favorite yarns, why I like them, and what I like to use them for. All these yarns are available at Joanns or online! Here they are starting with number one!
1.Lily Sugar’n Cream
This is by far my favorite yarn and I use it for the majority of my projects. It’s 100% cotton, which is perfect for things like amigurumi because it can be easily morphed and reshaped. The yarn is also a great size for amigurumi, small but still just big enough to work with without it being a hassle. I like to use this yarn for kid hats too because of how soft it is and how many different colors they have. There are other cotton yarns like Lion Brand, but I personally find Lily Sugar’n Cream to be my favorite because its softer, cheaper, and the yarn balls are a perfect size.
2.Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice
This yarn is awesome for one main reason, color. Vanna’s Choice comes in so many different colors, many of which can’t be found in many other types of yarn. It’s 100% Acrylic, but is much different than any of the other acrylic yarns out there. Where other acrylics look cheep, this yarn is more like wool. It’s soft, warm and looks much less cheep looking and a lot nicer to the touch then the Red Heart brand’s out there. The yarn is a great size for hats and is super warm which makes it perfect for the Scarf Hat.
4. Jo-Ann Sensations Beautiful Yarn
The softest yarn you will ever feel. That is the main reason I love this yarn. It’s small, but so fuzzy. Because it is so small, it is tough to use by itself, that’s why I like to either mix it with Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn or make a replica of the body of a hat and use it as the inner linning for them. It only comes in eleven colors, which is just another reason for why you should mix it. Seriously though, this is the softest yarn I have ever felt.
3.Lion Brand Yarn Cotton-Ease
I’m not going to lie, Lion Brand makes some good yarns, and this is no exception. The best part of this yarn is how smooth it is. Because of that smooth quality, it is perfect for beanies and hats that are close to the head. What makes it even more suitable is the pull back that this yarn has. It’s half cotton, which gives it the softness, and half acrylic which gives it strength and pull back. It’s also got a decent amount of colors, both primary and the more vivid.
So this ones a new one to my favorites list, but that doesn’t make it any less awesome. This yarn is like a close cousin of the Jo-Ann Sensations Beautiful Yarn. It’s very similar in softness, but has the aditionall strands of random yarns and fuzz to give it some extra thickness as well as a more spastic color, making it perfect for animal hair and fur. It’s extra thickness makes it so you don’t need to mix it with any other yarns to make hats, but it has the tendency to stretch without the pulling back that Lion Brand Yarn Cotton-Ease will give you.
So what are your favorite yarns and why? Comment on this post and get an extra entry into this months Awesome June Giveaway!!!