Good Morning Everyone,
It has been a really busy time for me, so posts to my blog have been few and far between. I had a deadline to get some projects ready for my new book, and at the same time, I received the manuscript from the one recently finished for proofreading. Late Saturday afternoon, I finished it all.
In between all the book activity, I did 4 workshops in NH and NY.
I received an e-mail from a reader about PLUS SIZE CROCHET. She was disappointed that I used such heavy yarn for projects for large sizes. This gave me a moments pause, so I had to get out the book and check. I did try to choose yarns that would not be too heavy. On the other hand, I did not want to do a whole thread book, because lots of people do not like to work in such fine yarns. I tried to strike a happy medium, including some very fine, medium and a little heavier weights of yarn. When I actually counted up the yarns that I used, there are far more light weight and medium weight than heavy weight. I also tried for a wide price range in the yarns used.
The yarns that I used are;
Paton's Grace, a light weight cotton
Tahki Select Metallic - light weight
Plymouth baby Alpaca - light weight Alpaca
Silk Purse by Alchemy - light weight Silk
Extra Fine Mondial light weight wool
Senso DMC - Light weight cotton
Lily Chin light weight wool
Astra by Patons - lightweight
Blue Heron Ribbon - medium weight
Blue Heron Beaded Rayon - medium weight
Cancun by Tahki/Stacy charles - med weight
Plymouth Medium weight bamboo
Cotton Classic by Tahki - med weight
Wagtail med weight mohair
There are 3 coats or jackets, made in heavier weight yarns -
Lion Brand 5 yarn jacket
Aussie Yarn Jacket
I have to add that this was the only negative (so far) letter that I have received. Most have been really positive :-).
Have a great day everyone.