We have results from our 2022 Get to Know You Quiz! Here's what we learned:
You have a few UFOs, but not a LOT. The vast majority of you have between 2 and 10 UFOs, which we think shows a great deal of self-control.
About 9% of you do only one project at a time. We have heard that people like you exist, but it seems mythical to us.
15% have more than 10, with about 7% of you up in the 20+ range. Your newsletter editor is there with you. It's not "too many" as long as I have a project bag for each project.
Favorite Yarn Size
Fingering/Sock weight wins by a toe (pun absolutely intended) with 41%! DK/Sport took second place at 35%. Worsted was virtually tied with ALL Yarn Is Good Yarn with both getting about 30% of the vote.
Bulky beats out Laceweight by a thread (oops, we did it again), and Roving, surprisingly got more votes than either Super Bulky or Tapestry, which were both tied at 2.6%.
In this category, Wool just barely beat out All Yarn is Good Yarn with 32.2% to 30.3%. We agree with both! All yarn IS good yarn and we love them all, but we have an extra soft spot for wool.
Blends took the #3 place with 20.4% of the vote. Machine washability was a deciding factor for 17.1% of y'all! Others in order are: Silk (14.5%), Alpaca & Cotton (tied at 14.5%), Linen (9.2%), and Acrylic (5.9%).
9.8% of you also chose the "other" option, with call outs for specific yarns and fibers including three people who mentioned Bamboo, two who loved luxury fibers Yak and Cashmere and one who really loves Scheepjes Catona (a great colorful choice!). Several of you said that it depends, citing the yarns softness and suitability for the specific project. We also heard that allergies and sensitivities affect some of you.
Here are some favorite quotes:
- "It depends on what I am making. Practical for my Granddarlings but sometimes I love something very special." - We love you and wish you were our grandma!
- "Yak was fun to work with also." - We're not jealous at all. Really. Okay, yes we are!
- "I like yarn that feels soft to the touch. That's really what it comes to for me." - The fingers want what they want! We get it!
- "I'm not experienced enough to answer this! My favorite is 'sale yarn'!" - Love the honesty! And a good sale!
- "I can’t use wool, alpaca, or linen due to sensitivities." - We're so sorry, but also glad that there are fibers that DO work!
We're getting kind of long, so we'll stop here for today. Stay tuned next week to learn more about yourselves!
Be safe, be well, be kind!
-Caryn & the Yarnivore crew
Featured Pattern & Yarn
This week, we have a stashbuster crochet pattern for you! The Mosaic Bucket Bag by Rebecca Langford from the Yarn & Chai blog. This cute bag comes in both a full-size (10"x10"x5") and a mini version ((7"x7.5"x4"). Originally a Crochet-a-long pattern, it's now available in full for only $1.99 in-store, on Ravelry, or on the Yarn & Chai blog. The designer offers a free printable planning guide to help you with choosing yarns and colors for your bag! Don't want to use stash yarn? 2 colors of Cotton Supreme Worsted and one of Scheepjes Catona will work beautifully!
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The Tip Jar
If you're planning a colorwork project, whether knit, crochet, woven, or embroidery/needlepoint, the most important thing to remember when choosing colors is their value, or relative lightness and darkness. To make a pattern show up well, you need a value contrast: dark/light, dark/medium, or medium/light. If you put two colors of the same depth together, they will obscure the design you're trying to create.
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