I don’t care what yarn you use. Just don’t be sanctimonious.
So here’s the thing. There’s a whole lot of different fibers out there to work with. And there’s a whole lot of reasons why one is the right one for you and another one isn’t. My point of this one is don’t choose them for the wrong reasons.
One of the local LYS’s around here is the land of the hipster knitters. And they infuriate me because they’re filled with so much misinformation. “Oh I only use acrylics because they’re better for the earth.” Nope. Acrylic is made of plastic. Plastic is made from oil. Not to mention the massive amount of chemicals used in the processing. “Oh I only use organically grown cotton yarn.” Great. You know that bright color you love? It only comes from synthetic dyes. Natural dyes create a muted palate. So that organically grown cotton is organic no more.
So going off of Yarn.com, here’s the pros and cons of their fiber types.
Acrylic and Microfiber- Pros- cheap and easy to find. Cons- high variability of quality, doesn’t breathe, and made of plastic.
CURRENT JOB / DREAM JOB? Stay at home mom who occasionally does sewing/crochet commissions. Dream job? Honestly, pretty happy with what I’m doing right now. So like this without having to pay off student loans?
WHAT ARE YOU TALENTED AT? Writing, I’ve come to accept I’m pretty decent at this writing thing. Also crochet, really damn good at that.
WHAT IS A BIG GOAL YOU ARE WORKING TOWARDS (OR HAVE ALREADY ACHIEVED)? Finishing the quilt i am making for my parents, finishing all my wips
WHAT ARE YOUR AESTHETICS? organized clutter, towers of books, yarn organized by colour
DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING? funko pops and tsum tsum, books.
WHAT IS A TOPIC YOU ARE ALWAYS UP FOR TALKING ABOUT? Books, movies, fandom stuff, yarn.
WHAT’S A PET PEEVE OF YOURS? People who are assholes about grammar. Like the ones who complain about the use of literally, or nitpick at people. Just is incredibly petty and annoying.
GOOD ADVICE TO GIVE? Every once in a while you have to tell everyone to just fuck off and leave you alone for an hour. Be as kind to yourself as you are to your best friend. Avoid jager bombs. Remember there is good in the world. And when you write slash fic dear god remember the lube.
• I’m not going to cast on anything else until I finish my works in progress
• I’ll definitely put in a lifeline every X rows
• That’ll block out
• I’m going to organize my yarn stash/needles/craft room
• Just one more row…
Organizing the cotton yarn. I find it so inspiring to display yarn like one would display fine China; It feeds the creative spirit to see your supplies curated so lovingly. (You know, right before you start a project and toss everything into a bag in one tangled but happy mess.)