Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wednesday Wishlist

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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Red Heart Scrubby:

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  Described as a "uniquely textured yarn", Red Heart Scrubby is a 100% polyester yarn that is still a mystery to me. Okay, so it's scrubby... Is is coarse and itchy, or soft and nubby? A little of both? This yarn makes my list because I'm already planning on buying it, without a feel-y test first (gasp!). Red Heart has a neat contest going on - Design a pattern with Scrubby, and get entered to win the $150 grand prize, or one of three runner-up prizes. For the contest, I'll be taking the risk of buying it un-felt, unless it becomes available locally before I purchase it online. Wish me luck!

  *Note: This post was suposed to go up last week! The contest ends August 10th, and I still haven't bought the yarn! I'll be making my purchase today, so let's hope it gets here in time! Chances don't look good for me, but you'll still see a review.

Noro Silk Garden:

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  Do you ever go yarn shopping, then turn into that little kid whose mom won't let him get the toy he wanted, so you start whining "but I waaaant iiiit"? That's me with this yarn. (But only on the inside. I'm not really whining.) Where can I start? First, the colors - Noro's beautiful colors! This yarn is hand-dyed in over 30 colorways, but the one you see here is the one I gotta have. It would be perfect for the orchid afghan I'm planning, but this yarn is too pricey for a project that big. (But I want it!)

  Then we could address the material: 45% silk... Ooo-oo. 45% kid mohair... Oh! And... 10% lamb's wool. Oh no. Why does my stupid skin have to be so stupidly sensitive to wool? (But I want ii-iit!) I... Don't... Care. I have to work with this yarn. It has a low wool content, so I'm hopeful it won't leave me feeling like I rolled in fiberglass. If it does, I'll finish the project with gloves on, then give it away. I just have to work with Silk Garden once. At least one time! Hopefully this colorway is still available when this yarn's turn comes around in my budget.

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  So, that's it for this wishlist - Two mystery yarns! Is Scrubby coarse or soft? You'll find out soon! Will Silk Garden leave me feeling like I walked through a cactus garden? I would love to tell you to tune in next week for the conclusion, but the more expensive yarn has to wait! There's this teeny tiny thing I have to take care of first - called car insurance. Life sucks like that sometimes. I should pay insurance on my yarn stash, instead. I climb into my stash more often than I get into my ride. I think it might be worth more than that bucket of bolts.

Click the donate button in the right sidebar 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. None of your donations ever go towards a personal purchase. The Wednesday Wishlist is more about charity, and less about the things I want! 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! For more information, check out the Scarf of the Month Page!


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