Have you ever really wanted to try a new product, but it's not in your budget?
Do you fall in love with projects, but you know you just don't have time to make them right now?
Would you donate an item to charity if it meant you got to play with the yarn for free?
Here are my picks of the week:
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I don't think I need to explain this one any more than this: I went to the craft store with my kid. We found this yarn. As soon as we felt it, we both jumped up and down, saying "I want it, I want it", just like little kids. It's like a skein of chenille blanket in your hands.
But, this super-bulky yarn is about $10 for 220 yards (201 m). Bernat Blanket just isn't in the yarn budget right now. Awwwww...So, let's move on.
Plymouth Dreambaby DK:
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I keep reading positive reviews of this yarn, it comes in a large variety of colors, and I love acrylic/nylon blends. Also, it falls into my yarn budget! I haven't found this in a physical store yet, so I don't know how it feels...But like I said, I've read great reviews of Dreambaby, so I'm willing to risk it!
Here's a prior-to-publishing update: While writing this post, I browsed around for the best prices on Dreambaby yarn...And found Dreambaby 4-ply on sale at anniescatalog.com . I really wanted to try out the DK, but blew the yarn budget by picking up the fingering weight 4-ply on sale instead! It's already ordered, and you can look forward to a review shortly after it arrives.
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Keeping with the yarn trend this week, there's just one more thing to add to the Wishlist that I found last minute while catching up on blog feeds. It's a different kind of wish, because I can't actually purchase it: Jenn from Roving Crafters spun this beautiful alpaca blend "Cherries and Chocolate". It looks as delicious as it sounds:
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It's all hers, but that doesn't stop me from wanting it! It also makes me want to get into spinning again...Which would require the purchase of a wheel - Totally not in the budget! That, plus wool and I don't get along. But like I said, that doesn't stop me from wanting it! Jenn did a great job battling Feline Overlord to spin 1500 yards of this scrumptious blend, which is something I could only dream of doing.
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So, there's the picks for this week: Yarn, yarn, and wanting to make yarn! Remember that the purpose of the Wednesday Wishlist is to raise awareness and donations for the Scarf of the Month program, not just to make you want these products, too. And because I added Jenn's yarn at the last minute without contacting her, and went against proper blog etiquette (sorry, Jenn!), stop by Roving Crafters to let her know how much we appreciate her work, because if it wasn't for spinners, we wouldn't have yarn, now, would we? (She has free crochet and knitting patterns, too!)
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Click the donate button on the right if you can help me out! I love to play with yarn, even if I don't get to keep (or make money from) the item I've made. All donations will support my Scarf of the Month program. Every month, a new scarf (or set) will be designed to donate to charity. As a thank you for your donations, the pattern will be provided for free the following month!