Friday, May 17, 2013

Design Wars 3: My Stash

I'm sure you're familiar with Design Wars by now... but if you aren't, it's an exclusive challenge where crochet designers "battle" by creating new designs using the same yarn.  We are currently into the voting portion of DW3... but if you'd like to catch up on what happened during the first 2 rounds, you can read about DW1 and DW2.

Anyway... Red Heart Yarns graciously sponsors Design Wars.  They provide the challengers with the yarn for the segment, AND they offer up a fantastic prize pack to one lucky voter each round.  I'm going to talk a little about my yarn for this segment, but if you're interested in hearing more about the prize pack, click HERE.

For DW3, we decided to go with Creme de la Creme yarn.  It's 100% cotton, or what I keep referring to as "kitchen cotton". I had no idea what I was going to make when it was time to "order" our yarn... I kept thinking that I'd only be able to create dishcloths or hot pads.  So, I just asked for a bunch of balls in various colors & decided I'd work with it when it came.  I think I ended up ordering about 20 balls of yarn... but Red Heart sent 45!  (Mainly, this is because they had the yarn wrapped in 3-packs... so when I ordered one ball of red, I got 3.)  Either way, VERY generous!  The Creme de la Creme yarn doesn't have great reviews on some of the websites I looked at, but I'm here to tell you that I AM a fan.  I works up very nicely with a G or H hook, the colors are beautiful, and the stitch definition is great!

My kids helped build this awesome yarn pyramid.  So much fun!

If you'd like to see what the DW3 challengers made with our Creme de la Creme yarn, please visit the Design Wars Fan  While you're there, take a look around & please vote for your favorite design!

If you've ever used Creme de la Creme, leave a comment & let us know how you liked it!  If you made something with it, share a link!