Anyone using the new yarns you see in the stores now?

@bonbon50 (659)
United States
February 11, 2007 6:59am CST
They have more yarns that ever, most of them in small, expensive skeins. It would cost a fortune to make a big project out of these! Has anyone used the new yarns? What did you make? Are they hard to crochet with?
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@sasklily (240)
• Canada
11 Feb 07
I've used the eyelash yarn and it is very expensive. I don't care for it for crocheting, but it works up very nice in knitting. One project I did for my granddaughter was a pair of knit mitts. They were so pretty, using a solid color in ordinary yarn for the cuff, thumb and end of the hand, and I used the variagated complimentary eyelash yarn for a strip across the middle of the hand. That was less expensive and was very pretty. All her friends wanted to know where she got the 'cool' mitts, lol.
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@bonbon50 (659)
• United States
12 Feb 07
How does the new yarn stand up to washing?
• United States
22 Mar 07
i made a blanket out of the homespun yarn and i've washed it.. it gets a bit fuzzy.. but i actually like it better :)
• United States
11 Feb 07
i've used the eyelash or fun fur yarn for making scarves for my daughter and myself a few years back when they were all the rage. it wasn't too bad, cuz that little skein went a long way. i agree tho, it would get expensive for bigger projects. and i knitted the scarves, have tried crocheting with the homespun yarn, and i don't like it, but love it for knitting.
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@bonbon50 (659)
• United States
12 Feb 07
How does the new yarn stand up to washing?
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
13 Feb 07
I've used them to make small projects like hats or scarves. It only takes a couple of balls. If you do something open and lacy, you could probably make a shawl or capelet without it being a huge expense.
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@suscan (1956)
• United States
12 Feb 07
YArn - Hot Pink Fun Fur. Eyelash yarn
I love those novelty yarns, especially the eyelash, I watch for them to be on sale and buy them then. I have been lucky, I have gotten Fun Fur and FAncy Fur on sale for $1 a skein.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
20 Aug 07
I have only used them for scarfs. They are pricey so I wait until they are on sale. I would not by them for afghans, it would cost to much.