Thread and more yarn

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Because the livingroom pillows (bought in December last year!) have developed holes in the sides, I decided to crochet pillow covers for them. So, of course, I had to buy yarn in the right colors and texture!

A visit to the Jo-Ann Fabrics in Hayward yielded nothing since that store seems to concentrate on quilting and sewing, not crocheting or knitting. So, I headed to the Michaels Craft Store in Union City where I picked up 2 skeins each of Lion Brand Homespun in:

  • Antique (subdued dark reds with a hint of brick combine in a rich mix)
  • Creole (brick, gray, a soupcon [i.e., small trace] of evergreen - the colors of the old French Quarter)
  • Gothic (cool dark purple, accented with black and gray)
  • Plantation (dark greens and browns, with a hint of dark blue-green)

(Yarn images and color descriptions are from the Lion Brand website.)

These colors will match the plum, claret, sage, cream and brown of our living room! I'm going to give the Checkered Pillow pattern a try, and if that doesn't look good in this type of yarn, I'm leaning toward using one or more of the patterns in the 63 Easy-To-Crochet Pattern Stitches Combine to Make an Heirloom Afghan book.

Also on my list to buy were assorted colors of size 10 cotton thread so I can play around with bookmarks and other thread projects. So, I got one of each of Royale Classic Crochet Thread in:

  • Mint (just like Mint ice cream!)
  • Forest Green
  • Wood Violet (light purple)
  • Violet
  • Bridal Blue (light blue but not "baby blue")
  • Navy
  • Cream (more light yellow than off-white)
  • Maize (yellow)
  • Orchid Pink
  • Burgundy

Last November, I bought Red, Green, and White thread for Christmas ornaments I started but didn't finish. So, except for not having Black or any browns or oranges, I now have a nice collection of colors to choose from!

And, lastly, I bought 2 skeins of TLC in Dark Plum to make myself Dot's So Simple Wimple!

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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