Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Mmm, Cotton Cakes!

Caron Cotton Cakes, cotton, acrylic, blend, yarn, new


  Such a yummy find today! So, I had to go yarn shopping. And when I say "had to", I mean it; I swear! I ran out of the yarn I was using to join the pieces of a work in progress, plus I have a neglected WIP that's also been awaiting the purchase of yarn. As always, you know I have to look for any new yarns that may be on display. (It doesn't mean I have to buy them, right?) The find of the trip: Deliciously soft Caron Cotton Cakes.


Caron Cotton Cakes, cotton, acrylic, blend, yarn, new


  And just because I don't have to buy them doesn't mean I can't buy them, right? Because I totally bought some. After all, No self-respecting crochet blogger would pass up the chance to shout about an awesome new yarn, right? And yes, if you were in the local Michaels, I was the one that was loudly exclaiming "COTTON CAKES? LOOK, IT'S CARON CAKES IN COTTON! CARON CAKES MADE COTTON! OMG IT'S SOOOOOOO SOFT!"... Thanks for looking the other way and understanding my yarn addiction instead of calling the Funny Farm to come get me.


Caron Cotton Cakes, cotton, acrylic, blend, yarn, new


  Anyway, enough silliness about the shopping trip. Let's get to the yarn itself: Cotton Cakes comes in 3.5 oz / 100 g balls; approximately 211 yds / 193 m. Unlike its part-wool big sister Cakes, Cotton Cakes is acrylic blended with... Yup, cotton. Although the label claims to be a worsted weight / 4, it feels much closer to a DK yarn.


Caron Cotton Cakes, cotton, acrylic, blend, yarn, new


  Available in colors similar to the original Cakes, my eyes almost dismissed this yarn for smaller balls of its big Sis. There was a display of Cakes across the aisle from the Cotton Cakes, and I was wondering "why would they put two displays across from each other like that?", then I saw that word: COTTON. So don't go shopping on autopilot, or you might just miss it!


Caron Cotton Cakes, cotton, acrylic, blend, yarn, new


  But no, I didn't miss it. Two balls of Caron Cotton Cakes ended up in my arms, and are now in the stash I'm trying to reduce. Part of me wants to recreate the Be Square Top with it, because wool is just too warm for Florida. The rest of me wants to make something fresh with the new yarn. And if there's anything left of me between "part" and "the rest", it will keep me from starting a new project until all other WIP's are finished.

  What, you laugh and doubt me? (Well, you probably know me, then.) I promise, it hasn't touched the hook yet. As for that little tail that kinda sort-of popped out for me to take a picture, I stuffed it back in so it wouldn't tempt me. Believe me, it's calling... But I have a lot of work to do on the latest WIP on the hook; it's the whole reason I went yarn shopping to begin with. And do I have a story for you about that one! I'll tell it another day, though. For now, I'll leave you with

Happy Crocheting!

8 comments:

  1. You were very good girl only buying 2 balls! You had to buy them - no doubt - but why only two!?? I would have bought 3 or 4...
    Enjoy your new yarn!
    Marjan
    P.S.: Don't tell my hubby, but despite all the goodies I brought home from Scottland I had to buy 9 balls of yarn yesterday too... It is for my next jacket-projec and I already intended to buy them before we went on holiday, so... ;-)

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    1. LOL :) I wanted to buy more, but money is tight right now. At $5 a ball, it starts adding up quick. And... This wasn't the only impulse-buy that made it into my basket.
      Only having two will give me the challenge of creating something with less material, and I think I've already got the project in mind... Now, to fight to keep it off the hook.
      Enjoy your new yarn, too!

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  2. These look cool! I have a HL trip planned after payday! There are new "Cakes" there too! I got to be patient and shop when I'm done with my WIP too.

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    1. I've seen other stores putting out their versions of Cakes, and I'm interested in trying them all! Alas, Michaels is the only craft store in this town; to go to a Joann's or Hobby Lobby becomes a day trip for me.
      Have fun with your yarn shopping!

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  3. I am desperate to find the Caron Cotton Cakes in Rose Whisper here in Australia but no luck. Any suggestions please :)

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    1. I'm sorry that I don't know more about international sales, Libby... Can you purchase from ebay? That's the first place I looked, and I found your color here http://www.ebay.com/itm/Caron-Cotton-Cakes-Gradient-Medium-Worsted-Yarn-Skein-Acrylic-3-5oz-Crochet-/152600952963?var=452036901453&epid=6004093551&hash=item2387b9c083:g:5JMAAOSw~rpZUSEd

      And here http://www.ebay.com/itm/Caron-Cake-Cotton-Rose-Whisper-/112491825102?hash=item1a310907ce:g:KoAAAOSw3h1ZTIPF

      The price markup is ridiculous, but the yarn is only available in-store. I hope that helps!

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  4. OH MY GOSH! What?! I NEED SOME OF THIS RIGHT NOW!! This fiber content is really great for Florida weather - the cotton helps keep you cool, and the acrylic helps keep it's shape. I have worked a romper in the past, and with 100% cotton, it just didn't come out right. I have been looking for a cotton/acrylic yarn to retry it with. Thanks for the introduction! ;)
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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    1. LOL - That's about the same thing I was yelling in the store when I found it. ;)
      It seems I'm a bit backwards right now... I made my wool top just before summer, and it looks like I'll get to make my cotton top over the winter. I need to finish those WIP's faster!
      I hope the blend works out for you. I've yet to work with the yarn, but it does seem so much more durable than the average cotton. And soft... Sooooooo soft!

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