Friday, 24 April 2015

Birthday Dogs

I visit our local Car Boot Fair almost every week, as well as numerous trips per month to the cities huge range of charity shops.  I find (and buy) a lot of second-hand or left-over yarn, but most of it is just normal Double Knit or Worsted.  While great for crocheting with, it typically lacks much furry texture, which means that certain fluffy or long furred animals are hard to make look 'right' in amigurumi form.  I'm always on the look-out for fluffier yarns that aren't so fluffy I wouldn't be able to see the stitches as I crocheted them (a common problem with most mohair-type or eyelash yarn).  When I finally stumbled across a ball of grey, slightly fuzzy yarn at our local Car Boot Fair I was very pleased indeed.