Saturday, June 27, 2009

New Contest Giveaway

Stay tuned to Cute Crochet Chat. On July 3rd, we will be announcing a new contest giveaway here at Cute Crochet Chat! Be sure to check back for your chance to win!
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Vanna's Choice Worsted Weight Yarn

Today I am working on a crochet project using Vanna's Choice worsted weight by Lion Brand, a yarn that I have not tried before now.

I had been told it was a nice, quality acrylic yarn and after crocheting with it for a couple of hours, I am inclined to agree. I am working on a home decor design for my column in Crochet World magazine in a specific stitch pattern. Vanna's choice is producing a very nice stitch definition; the stitches are crisp and clear, which is so important when working on multiple stitch patterns. Overall, the yarn is much softer than I thought it would be, making it nice to crochet with. The yarn, itself, is a bit fuzzier than most acrylic worsted weights that I have worked with before, but not enough for me to dislike 'the look'.


The crochet fabric has a nice stretch to it, and yet is full bodied at the same time. As with most acrylic yarn on the market today, it is machine washable and dryable, making it a good choice for a good quality afghan or other home decor items. Vanna's Choice comes in a wide variety of beautiful colors, making it even more appealing for your typical projects made with worsted weight acrylic yarn.
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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Knit in Public Day 2009

Have you heard about Knit in Public Day? It is a day (weekend, actually) for everyone who knits to show their support for our craft! This year, two weekends are being designated as Worldwide Knit in Public Day, June 13-14 and June 20-21st. You can learn all about it HERE. Perhaps you are one of the lucky ones that have a LYS sponsoring an event. So pick up those sticks starting on June 13 and knit away!
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