Do you know how anything can taste good with butter? I mean, for me, anything with butter is a deal-maker. That's how I felt when I crocheted with 100% Silk. Dang. Let me say that again...100% Silk. Crocheting with pure silk is like crocheting with butter. It glides on your fingers like how semi-melted butter glides on your toast. It tastes good :p
Morris & Sons in Sydney in 2011. Debbie Bliss is more of a "luxury" brand of yarn. It has a sick selection of luxury fibers like silk, cashmere, wool and alpaca. I didn't know what to do with them. I was too scared to use them because they're just too good to be used. Won't you feel the same way if you had such luxurious yarn? You can just stare at them or go through them with your fingers and you'll already feel satisfied. You'll just want to have an altar for them :p Here's another glorious shot.
Ok, this is where the story takes a semi-awful turn. I took a deep breath one bored day and decided to unravel these hanks and make something. I was certain these 2 hanks alone cannot make a full scarf. But guess what, I tried to make a scarf anyway. I don't know what got into me. Once I started using the yarn, I couldn't stop. I didn't even care how my project would look like because it just felt like butter working with the yarn. It's like being possessed with the evil spirit of silky goodness. The silk made my hands keep crocheting without the help of my thinking brain.
I ended up with this. It's barely a scarf because it's only 35 inches long. This is probably the most luxurious sample I have. I'm gonna say it again...it's just a sample now. The stuff you show to people how yarn translates into a crocheted piece, and is not necessarily something useful. Tsk :p
Maybe I can make a beanie with this, so I can feel the buttery goodness of silk on my head.
To end this entry on a high note, let's go back to the awesome yarn this (not-so) scarf formerly was.