Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Yarn Pick!

There are many exhilerating challenges with the beginning of a new year, but one of my favorites has to be the yarn sales at local yarn stores and online.  It's a great chance to stock up on the staples of knitting and crochet. 

This week's yarn pick is TLC Cotton Plus worsted from Coats & Clark.  I'm happy to say that Coats & Clark is in Greenville, SC.  Love that!  I orignially purchased this yarn for chemo caps, but soon realized it's a perfect cotton that you can use throughout the year. I like the color choices, as well, which in my knitty world, is always a plus.

Shop around!  When you're searching through the sale bins, be sure to consider the flexibility of the yarn - will you be able to use it on more than just one type of project?  Is it really a deal?  It helps to have a yarn list with you when you shop as well as price jotted down.  Consider the colors you're choosing and if they will be compatible.  Lay them next to each other as you gather your skeins in the store. I think yarn shopping reminds me of buying the right outfit.  Is it versatile, does it go with any other piece of clothing, how about texture? These questions might help you make better decisions, eliminate the impulse to buy a bunch of skeins that aren't compatible to your yarn needs and cause you to spend way too much. 

Sail through January sales with your list, budget and can do attitude and 2010 will be the best knit and crochet year for you.

Marg (sooo not over budget this month)

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