My new favorite yarns for making crochet amigurumi are DK and sport weight yarns in cotton, cotton blends, rayon blends and dralon microfiber. I’ll explain why.
Do you ever get so caught up in your knit and crochet projects (WIPS) that you end up with so many things sitting around that are half finished or just need the final finishing touches, such as blocking? Do you take a vow of completion?
Over the last several weeks, I’ve been taking a class offered through the American Crochet Association – called Crocheting for Profit. This has been a REAL eye opener, especially after the two less than stellar experiences at the craft fair. What I’ve learned so far through this class is that I’m really not charging enough! Imagine that. There is a lot of discussion about making a “fair wage” for your handcrafted items and I totally agree with that. But yet at the same time, how difficult it is to compete with someone who charges basically for materials and a few bucks in their pocket or the cheap mass-produced stuffed animals that you can buy at Walmart.
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On Christmas Eve when I discovered that all my crochet projects were finished, I broke out a pair of aluminum knitting needles that I’ve had since I was a teenager and a skein of yarn and said to myself “ok, there is no time like the present to teach myself to knit”. Here are a few knitting tips from a crocheter.
Hi. My name is Nancy S. and I’m a yarn hoarder and I have a serious yarn storage problem! 🙂 When my husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas — I told him yarn storage!
One of the things that attracted me most to the Fantirumi (Fantasy Amigurumi) dolls that I’ve been making lately that are designed by Esther Emaar/CrochEssie of House of Creations is that their faces are just so detailed and lifelike. There are several reasons that the faces of these amigurumi are so much more human looking is the fact that each Fantirumi that she designs has the most incredible, thick eyelashes – it’s just that final finishing touch that sets them apart from other amigurumi dolls that I’ve seen.
So, as I’ve been making these Fantirumi, I’ve tried different methods for creating eyelashes.
I had grand hope of having a much better selection of handcrafted crochet items in my store by now – but I’ve had to take time out to build a decent inventory and my day job has just gotten in the way this year!
Now, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy creating wonderful things because I have. It just means that until after the first of the year nothing new will be added to the store – so please stay tuned!
100% Cotton fingering weight yarn – it’s not as easy to find as you might think!
searching for 100% cotton fingering yarnHave you ever searched for something until you feel like you are obsessed – or that you are looking for that proverbial needle in a haystack? I know I have.
My most recent obsession has been to find a source for buying 100% cotton fingering weight yarn and man it drove me nuts! Here is a resource to help you in your own search.