Another ball of yarn from the lovely people at DMC for me to review.
This time is it Urban Glam City, which is a Super Chunky weight yarn in a 50% Merino 50% Hypo-Allergenic Poly-acrylic Microfibre (blimey, that's a mouthful isn't it?)
It is available in 6 pretty soft colours in a 50g ball.
It is a lovely soft yarn, easy to work with and evenly spun.
So, what to make. One ball of super chunky goes nowhere really, so I thought I would just play with it and see what happened.
I found this lovely pattern for crochet hearts and got to work using a 6mm hook.
The ball made a total of 6 hearts. Very rustic and chunky, I'm quite pleased with them.
Now to do something with those hearts - bunting I think. I grabbed some ribbon and thread and some vintage covered buttons that I had in my stash - no idea where they originally came from, but they were perfect for this project.
First of all I blocked them - gave them a quick wash and smoothed them all out to dry nice and flat. MY GOODNESS, this wool STINKS when it is wet. A real poopy sheep smell.
I stitched the buttons into the centre of the hearts, then it was time for the ribbon. Well, that's a story in itself - I just could NOT get them to sit right. First I tried looping the ribbon through the centre dip in the top of the heart, but they twisted about when I tried to hang them up. In the end I settled for threading it through the edges and down through the back of the button to secure.
I popped them across the radiator to dry, Dotty Dog kept waking up and sniffing the air - must have been wondering why she could smell wet sheep.
At this point I uploaded the photos to my blog and counted.... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5... hang on a minute. I thought there was 6? There are certainly 6 in the top photos. Looks like I have lost a heart somewhere along the line. This calls for a quick craft room clear up to try and find it.
Found it :)
I am going to gift these to my sister as she has a lot of red in her living room and I think she might like it.
A few questions to myself then.
Did you like it? A lovely super thick chunky wool, nice and soft and very rustic/natural looking.
Would you buy it? Hmmmmmm possibly, not sure if I could cope with the smell of wet sheep though if I got caught in the rain anytime.
Any bad points? Wet sheep smell, and 50g balls just do not go anywhere. This would be much better in a 100g ball in my opinion, otherwise you would be joining it way too often for a large project. There was hardly any left at all after making just 6 hearts.
Disclaimer: I was sent this yarn (and others) by DMC to review, the points I make are wholly my own and I am not required or asked to give a good review, just an honest one.