As I said before, I wanted to blog about the different kinds of yarn that I use, why and what I prefer for my Amigurumi.
Well, let’s start. I’m living in the Netherlands, and the simplest way of having lots of different colors of yarn that you can easily get your hands on, is buying worsted weight yarn which they sell at 1-2 budget stores. For my Dutch blog readers, I’m talking about the Wibra and Zeeman.The only problem is, you never now for sure which colors will stay in their assortment. Since I crochet, some colors are available through out the year. Other colors they just never had (like orange) and other colors are only available in a season (like brown in winter and yellow in spring). That’s why I have a gigantic yarn stash. From every available color, I have a minimal of 3, except for the colors that are only available for a short period of time. I’ve got like up to 10 of each. It’s okay to buy so much yarn; you can make a lot of things with them, and it’s really not that expensive!
Here is a photo how a small piece of my wool stash looks like…
It’s a sack where you can store your warm winter blanket in when you don’t need it (like in summer… ) and it’s about a square meter packed with 3 layers of yarn…
Not to mention that I’ve got about another sack full of yarn that’s already used, so about every available color…
Normally when I’m near the store where they sell this yarn, I go check if there any new colors or if colors are running low. If so, I can buy some more just to be sure.
If I’ve got specific projects, like special projects, I go buy some more expensive yarn. There is one store nearby, where they have some different yarn which is suitable for Amigurumi. They normally don’t have a great variety of colors, but it’s good enough for special projects.
When crocheting, you really notice the quality difference. The worsted weight yarn is a bit more rough than some better quality yarn. But it’s okay to crochet with.
I don’t stash up on the more expensive yarn because… it’s more expensive. I just go buy what and when I need it. Of course I stash up leftovers!
Oh, and why I stash up the colors they have through out the year? I’m SO terrified they stop making a color so I would be without… It’s one of my biggest nightmares. :O
Well, that was about it I guess. Feel free to ask when you’ve got questions!