Congratulations on all your ribbons! I like how the yarn looks in the sweater you made. Can you tell me what yarn you used and where I can get it? Thanks, Dana
Thank you! :)
Yes, I'd be happy to tell you about the yarn I used. For the bulk of the sweater I designed/crocheted for my son I used Caron's new yarn in their "Simply Soft" line called Shadows. It's a yarn that self-stripes due to one of the 4 plies being especially dyed; it is made of acrylic (which means it can handle machine washing & drying -- an important factor for parents with active kids!), and it is very soft. What the label won't tell you is that it's also a dream to work with! The solid green is a different yarn brand.
I was introduced to Shadows when designer Doris Chan sent my daughter, Mini~Dee, a care package filled with stash she no longer needed but thought my daughter would enjoy. Of that delightful box of goodies Mini~Dee gave me skein to crochet up a little chemo hat for our local hospital -- and I've been happily hooked on the fiber ever since!
Unfortunately I cannot get it locally. So the hunt was on. During my search for it, Herrshners sent me an email stating they were having an online sale, so while I was on their website for the sale I searched for Shadows. They had it, so I ordered about a dozen skeins. Then I waited and waited. I don't know why, but Herrshners was unable to fill my Shadows order -- so I had to start my hunt again.
Not long after, on a day while driving home from Massachusetts, I stopped at an AC Moore store. This isnot a local store to me, so when I saw they had Shadows I filled my cart up to the top! I think it's a great yarn to use for charity projects and for items (like kids clothing) that you want to be able to machine wash & dry! And that stashh is now getting a little lean!
This past weekend Joanns emailed me about an online sale they were having. I checked out their website and sure enough they have it available; I ordered a dozen skeins and took advantage of their free shipping offer (use Code: AUGFSA735). I have a charity drive coming up (be sure to check back on September 1st!), so I know it will be put to good use!
I do want to note that while we do have a local Joanns store, they do not carry a single skein of it there -- a great disappointment for when you want to see the colorways in person! I don't know if this is true for all Joanns stores, so if you have one near you, you can always pop in to check.
Geesh, I'm just going on & on here ... I do hope this helps, Dana. And when you find the yarn, I do hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Thanks for writing & happy stitching!