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Date:May 4th, 2006 06:15 pm (UTC)
I don’t ‘get’ the novelty yarns either. Some I think are aimed at the freeform movement though, and might work for that if the yarn itself is well made. (By that I mean, I’ve seen novelty yarns that I think would fall apart, but I’ve seen others that are well made yarns that just have oddments added in.) The only ‘novelty’ yarn I personally have used is a rather pretty bought eyelash yarn. And I found it difficult to crochet with, and I used it paired with another coordinating ‘real’ yarn, for a scarf. Made a truly lovely scarf, but the eyelash yarn was a visual and textural accent, the fabric is from the real yarn.

I’m a very new spinner, and my first yarns weren’t worth using. I made one that *looked* good, but when I actually tried crocheting with it I found some areas that were so underspun as to want to unwind, some that were perfect, and many more that were so overspun as to feel like crocheting with twine. I made a stitch sampler with it, which proved the perfect use :p. I have another yarn that actually ended up looking and feeling great, and is good to crochet with as well – but I had so much trouble with my plying that I ended up with half a dozen skeins of 40-50 yards each. I will use it, and I may give some to a friend, but I certainly wouldn’t sell that, think of the annoyance factor to the user!
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