Thursday, May 6, 2010
Y is for Yarn
I sometimes get into a knitting frenzy.
I love specialty and exotic yarns and with their availability these days I find myself using them for lots of things other than knitting.
Just a few examples….
I use a handful of them to finish off a gift, I use single strands to tie on jewelry or attech gift tags, several braided make wonderful necklace cords for handmade pendants, a remnant can be tied to a handmade keychain for a touch of texture and color, I have hung holiday ornaments with a strand or two, etc…
Because they have so much yardage, it becomes a really economical alternative to thin ribbon. For more bang for my buck, I like to buy the variegated/multi color yarns….that way they work with many projects and color combinations.
• Tip: For more permanent projects you can add a tiny bit of “Fray Check” to the ends to prevent unraveling. You can find Fray Check at any sewing department or craft store.
Posted by Veggiemuse at 5:30 AM