YSM's cotton yarns in White, Golden Rod and Unmellow Yellow
I have lots of cotton yarns from Yarn Source Manila. These yarns are said to be sourced from Baguio City. I love them because they are very soft to the touch, unfortunately the also easy to break as the strands are quite thin. So different from the sturdy, glossy and not so soft mercerized cotton like the Monaco and Cannon brands.
So trying to deplete somehow my stash I looked for a project that could be made by my cotton yarns. And I thought, why not a blanket? A soft yellow, sunny, cheery blanket... (Oh by the way, yellow is my favorite color. :D)
I have lots of options in mind but I decided to start with the RIPPLE PATTERN. This is quite easy to make and the repetitive motion when doing it relaxes me.
I have only started after Christmas of 2012.. so far I have only finished a few rows.
Here goes.. take a look of my ripple.. isn't it .... sunny?
Various cotton yarns of different weight from Baguio City
I learned crochet during my elementary days. I remember being nervous when our Home Economics teacher said that the next lesson was crocheting because it looked so complicated and difficult to me. And indeed my hand got spanked with a ruler several times at first, but when I got the hang of it, I started to love it.
Over the years of being a full-time student, I have forgotten crochet. It was only just last year that my love for it was revived. My sister and I love cross stitch embroidery or other needlecraft. The stores that sell embroidery threads are so few nowadays compared to its heyday back in early 2000s. And so during my search for thread stores I came upon an article from a blog of a crocheter called Gantsilyo Guru... and poof! I remember crochet and been crocheting again since then..
My yarns are mostly cotton yarns from Baguio that I bought online from Yarn Source Manila. I love how soft they are when made into scarves, shawls and blanket. I also use mercerized cotton thread from Monaco. This is the thread that I learned crochet on.
Below are some of my yarns. All of them locally made. I still can't afford those luscious imported yarns.. hopefully soon.