Sunday, April 27, 2008

Soy and Banana Fiber Yarn


I can't tell you how excited I was to get my new natural fiber yarn from www.knit-for-brains.com the other week. So excited in fact that I was worshiping the yarn and feared using it, cause what if I made something not worthy of it's perfection! It is that soft, smooth and awesome. I got two yarn fibers I have never crocheted with before - Soy and Banana Fiber ( also called Banana Silk), see the picture above. I started this week with the caramel colored soy yarn which is a dream to work with- it's soft and smooth, it doesn't get caught on the hook like many acrylic and wool yarns do, and each stitch slips right into place. I imagine that if we could crochet with butter, that this is what it would be like. The soy yarn is worth every penny, and since buying it online I have learned that my local Asheville yarn store called PURLS now carries a huge selection of natural fiber & organic yarns. Yippeeee!
I will keep you posted on the Banana Fiber yarn which I will be trying out next- not sure how it knits up yet but the feel and look of it is phenomenal.

4 comments:

Nickcoelodeon said...

Is there anything you cannot do? Multi-talented is an understatement!

Anonymous said...

That's awesome!! I wonder how the cost compares :)

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to have time to crochet again...I will have to get some of that stuff...so pretty!

The Oko Box said...

The cost of the yarn is more expensive then acrylic yarn from walmart, but i find that there is alot there for the price. I paid about $20 for both yarns together- and right now I am making a pair of silky crocheted panties out of the soy. I am almost finished the undies and have only used less than half the skeen.