We’ve been on holiday for a few days. Did you miss us? :>
Now that we’re back, we’re combining the Saturday Shout Out with a special post for our friend Judit at Monster Yarns.
She’s running a competition! Make your own monster and you could win up to £50 in MonsterYarns vouchers!! Think of all that yarnnnnnn ……..
The competition details are here, so go and have a look! We’d love to see what you come up with!
Closing date is August 31st.
Mine’s in a big basket that my pussycat friends have adopted as a bed!
After the less than favourable review of Red Heart yarn last time, I am happy to say that we LOVED the second yarn we tried – “Detroit“. It is thick and soft and pliable, no fraying or wandering strands, and the richness of the colour is deep and comforting. We crocheted a big rectangle which was promptly adopted as a bed by The Fussiest Cat In The Universe – praise indeed!
As with last time, this is our opinion and Red Heart sent us the yarn without strings attached.
Now, obviously when Red Heart sent us a bunch of freebies, part of the deal was for us to talk about them on here. We don’t mind! Please note that the opinions are our own and they haven’t recompensed us in any way for our post, other than sending us the freebies in the first place. We will be totally honest!
One of the yarns they sent us is called “Niki“. It’s 80% acrylic, 20% wool. It’s the dark blue yarn in the top left in this picture (just right for a Tardis!). One of us loves it, the other not so much. It’s very thready. That is, the strands come apart very easily while you’re working with it and once it’s done, it frays really easily. I made a hat with it (a Tardis hat :P) and while the person its intended for will love it, I’m not over excited with how messy the fraying has made the hat look. Tufty and strandy (is that a word?). I was going to sell it in my online shop but the fraying has prevented that.
That said, the other one of us loves the fraying! The colour is beautiful – rich and dark. The ball was 50g in weight. I made an entire adult beanie hat from it with a good amount to spare. You could probably get two children’s beanies from it.
To sum up: one of us would use it again, one wouldn’t. :>
You can find it here on the Red Heart website.
Now, the next yarn I’m going to work with from Red Heart looks totes amazing – it’s thick, not a frayer and is just the right colour for a facehugger hat, something I’ve been planning for ages! Will be back with a review soon!