Good morning, fiber friends! How is your week treating you? Mine is just blowing by thanks to not having enough hours in the day to accomplish everything I need to accomplish. But that's just something I've gotten used to - what fun is life if it's not spiraling out of control?
I'm here to show off this black slouchy I made over the weekend for the Playin Hooky Giveaway winner (click here for the pattern):
The winner liked a previous hat I had made in this style using Caron Simply Soft.
So let me complain a little bit about Caron and their prices (and yarn prices, in general). I remember a time not four years ago when Simply Soft surpassed the $3 mark. It had always been one of my favorite, better-quality, mass-produced acrylic yarns, so I used it for everything and winced every time the register rang up more and more.
Do you know how much a skein was when I purchased more this past Friday? $4.29. What is going on? For the same price (or maybe $2 more), I can get something similar from my LYS, which I want to support more than these chain stores, anyway. Good grief. And because the hat is slouchy, you can only get one hat per skein. I might be able to squeeze out a skullcap or headband, but who knows?
And so ends my rant for the day.
If you didn't hear about the giveaway, basically a bunch of talented online vendors came together to promote each other's shops and help Playin Hooky reach 5,000 Facebook fans. The response was amazing and I am pleased to welcome over 400 new fans to my own Facebook page. I'm grateful for everyone who appreciates what I do as a current hobby and (hopefully) future full-time business. I hope you enjoy these posts!