Yarn Review – DROPS Big Delight

Well, to pick up after some off-blog-time, here I have for you a new review – DROPS Big Delight yarn.

Brand: DROPS Big Delight

Colour: Many multicolors: Marina, Sunrise, Olive/rust/plum

Content: 100% wool

Thickness: 200m/100g

Country of origin: Turkey

Structure: Very fluffy, single strand yarn, soft. Slightly uneven thickness between colours.

I bought this yarn just because it had such cute colours. First I just choose Sunrise and the Olive mixes and wanted to make a vest, but I went for a poncho. The final outcome looks like this (front, back):

PonchoFront PonchoBack

Each side is 4 100-g balls. Which makes the cost of wool itself around 190 Złoty, which is ~50 Euro. Not cheap, but totally worth it.

And it’s so nice. But it has a tiny weeny defect. Smells. Of. Sheep. And I went out and it rained. And it smelled of wet sheep. I have to wash it until it stops.

However, when working, it is almost perfect. Doesn’t come apart, has 90% even thickness (the dark one was slightly thicker than the bright one) and the colours are simply brillant. I found that good, saturated colours make me crochet faster than a monotone or dull dyed yarn :) The back of that poncho was done in 2 days – I started with a 10x10cm square on Thursday afternoon, crocheted it on Friday at meetings and for half of Saturday. Sewing took another hour, just making sure I matched it evenly.

So, pros: great colours, very thick and even, fluffy.

Cons: very distinctive smell of wool, unless washed with proper soap.

Would I buy more: Hell, yes! Especially if DROPS has another discount action (in May it was 35% in all online stores I use!)


Brown and turquoise FIMO dragon

I have bought yet another book by the talented Christi Friesen, Dragons.

I promptly made my first attempt at dragon-making. This one here is the second one I made.

All FIMO plus glass pearls.

Brown and turquoise fimo dragon


DNA Earrings (beaded)

These are DNA earrings, made basing on a project Genetic Jewels. I carefully paired together the colors, to make sure there will be no – gasp – genetic errors.


Flower bowl (FIMO)

This bowl was made by sticking tiny slices of FIMO millefiori canes on a metal bowl. It was baked and then removed from the bowl, giving it a nice, shiny inner surface.


Translucent FIMO pencil jar

A glass spice jar from IKEA, covered with slices of millefiori canes. Partly translucent.