3.29.2012

So what you REALLY want for your anniversary is yarn, right?

(C)Feza Yarns, Used with permission

Recently Mr. AC and I thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary.  We had 2 1/2 days to be away from home and just be grown-ups and enjoy being together.  We did several fun things.  But the first place we went was, of course, the yarn store!  Not because I needed to, but just because I wanted to, and I could without having to keep my kids from grabbing everything.  So, of course I had to buy something, and I chose the yarn above which is Feza Alp Premier (colorway #023).  This is a high end novelty yarn and is just gorgeous!!!  It is 210 yds of "Mixed Content" lengths of interesting yarns tied together at the ends.  There is ribbon yarn, a fuzzy yarn a little like an eyelash yarn, and ladder yarn.  There are free patterns on the Feza website that look really neat!  I'm thinking of making a wrap with it.

Well, as we were perusing, I spoke briefly with one of the co-owners of the store (Gourmet Yarn Co. in Oklahoma City) and mentioned that we were celebrating our anniversary.  Shortly before we left he mentioned that he was "pretty sure" (with a wink) that the "official" gift for the 9th anniversary was yarn, as opposed to the schedule of gemstones that has been concocted by jewelers for nearly every anniversary there is.  I told him that I was "pretty sure" (with a wink) that there was some type of yarn associated with every anniversary -- not just the 9th one!

Well, this turned out to be self-fulfilling prophecy!  As Mr. AC and I drove around to our various activities that day we put together the now "official" list of yarn to gift for anniversaries.  Now you can show this to your spouse and reassure him/her that "yarn is after all cheaper than gemstones", with a nice big grin or some puppy-dog eyes, whichever is most effective in your relationship ;)

1  -  Plarn (p(lastic)yarn made from recycled grocery bags or VHS/cassette tapes)
2  -  Acrylic
3  -  Cotton
4  -  Eyelash
5  -  Pima Cotton
6  -  Bamboo
7  -  Wool
8  -  Superwash Wool
9  -  High End Novelty (of course, this choice is a nod to our anniversary)
10  -  Alpaca
11  -  Bulky weight
12  -  dk weight
13  -  sock/fingering weight
14  -  lace weight
15  -  Camel
20  -  Alpaca Silk
25  -  Silk
30  -  Yak
35  -  Mohair
40  -  Angora
45  -  Qiviut (from the hair of the musk ox)
50  -  Cashmere

I am enjoying a little breather from business crochet right now.  I just finished a magazine project last week, and a project for a yarn company the week before that.  I sent in a submission late last week and have a few others to do in the next couple of weeks.  I have a few projects on the hooks for myself and my family.  

I'd love to hear what you think about my yarn anniversary list!  Leave me a comment or post pictures of your anniversary yarn on my Facebook page!

Happy crocheting!

April :)



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