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
Content: 100% wool
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):
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!)
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Two beaded figures of Santa Claus, done for commission.
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A small beaded picture of a dragon. My own design. Beads are “nonames”, 3,5mm.
The blue glass works nicely with copper wire, as it has rare, saturated color (unlike some washed-out blues available in various shops).
This one is three spirals of colied 0,3mm over 0,8mm wire. Whole thing is 3cm across.
A large, 3cm bead of lampworked glass and pure copper wire.
The bead is not silver-lined but filled with milky glass, which gives it slightly cloudy look.