30 January 2011

Scarf Progress and more about Japanese Yarns

I bought two Japanese yarns in Chinatown last weekend. One for the scarf I'm working on and another for a bag project which I have not started. The second skein should be enough to finish the project. Rainy days are forcing me to stay home on weekends and finish it up. The scarf is taking shape now so that should be a good thing.

Japanese yarns aren't really cheap. This one yarn is a "Darumaings" brand but there is only very little information about it in the internet. It also says "not dyed" so that gets me thinking it's a natural yarn though I can only guess it is made of cotton. The yarn I've used for the scarf is a "Sea Queen" brand and it's surely made of cotton but not sure what kind of blend since the package has a 70% and 30% rating. Sadly I cannot read Japanese. My best guess is 30% acrylic.

Over the last week, I realized how little information I know about yarns. I only learned last week the differences are between merino and the cashmere yarns. I have not bought any of these but I plan to. I should think of a good project to make because the yarn isn't cheap and I don't want it to be just another one of my unused stash.

I'm an addict for craft blogs and nice photography. I have starred so many blogs under my favorites but just need time to organize and put them into a neat blog list. Aside from the scarf, I have this drawing that I vowed to finish no matter how much time it will take me.

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