I bought some gorgeous yarn at “Darn Good Yarn” in Schenectady, NY last month. Although the store has a big on-line presence, there is also a little retail shop. I stopped in one day to drop something off for my mom , but was drawn into the colors and textures all over the store. It was like being in a candy store for artists. I browsed and touched different fabrics resourced and recycled from across the world. I was drawn to this vibrant yarn and decided it needed to come home with me. It is called Penny Candy 3 ply Recycled Sari Silk Yarn. It is chunky and vibrant, recycled out of Saris. I’ve never seen anything quite like it!
“If it’s good enough to love once, it’s good enough to love twice!” is one of the tag lines for Darn Good Yarns. Yes! I love that!
I didn’t LOVE this teal sweater that was given to me; the color is fun, but the style was a little boring. One day I was wearing the teal sweater while looking at the yummy Penny Candy yarn, when I realized that bam! I should combine the two! I pulled off my sweater, ignoring a dirt mark on the side and pinned the yarn into a flower shape. I used clear thread, although I probably could have used just about any color. It didn’t take long to stitch into place and now this boring sweater has a new chapter in life. (A hand wash only chapter, that’s for sure. I do not recommend starting off with a dirty sweater, but when inspiration comes in a wave, I jump in.)
I intended to wear the flower on my back, but my little fashionistas advise that the flower should be on my front. What do you think?