2/5/08

Acrylic has a first name its s.y.n.t.h.e.t.i.c p.o.l.y.m.e.r

Since I've started knitting I found myself looking at and have purchased some high-end and/or eco-friendly yarns like hemp, baby alpaca/cashmere, silky wool, merino/wool/silk blends, etc. and have enjoyed the results. But its something about that Acrylic that keeps me going back. Ok, the somethings that I like about acrylic is its resistant to moths, chemicals, oils, non-allergenic, washable, dries quickly, shrink resistant and most importantly its Cheap. I have several garments that are 100% acyrlic and have stood the test of time b/c I make sure to care for the garment properly. Yes, its been said that acrylic can be a bit cheap looking, if not cared for properly and that it lacks some insulating properties, but whateverrrrr...lol

With all that said I dug in my stash and started wipping up this lil number, using Caron (beige) yarn and Red Hearts (Earth & Sky) yarn. Provided my freestyling knit goes well, I should have a pic of the FO soon.

10 comments:

Cheryl Wray said...

Ooh...I love those colors!!!

Adrienne said...

I love those colors!

Mary Sarah said...

It'll be great! Great colors! (Dayuummmm, you're fast!) lol..

gold said...

Very cute love those colors together!

Knitaholictoo said...

Tres chic!

Lesalicious said...

I like it I don't have problems at all with some cheap yarn as long as it is taking care of like you said. Good luck I know it will turn out great:)

Monique said...

Oh my goodness! This is why your blog is my favorite. There's always something new posted! I like the new project. I agree with you on acrylic. I love the cost. LOL! Also, one other thing that I love about it is it has memory. Doesn't stretch while you're working with it and it will keep its shape very well once the project is done. I had to adjust to working with cotton (my favorite) after working with the user-friendly acrylic. Next on my list is Rayon/Viscose for those sexy summer garments. Hee, hee, hee...
Oh BTW Sheila, got more teaser photos of that knitting machine you're trying so hard to avoid buying. :)

Judy said...

Cute, cute, cute! It's looks great on! Oh, my, we are all so talented.....

jerseytjej said...

This vest is the bomb an dI FORGET to add you to my links simply because you are from STRONG ISLAND!!! You GO girl!

Virtuous said...

LOL! You defintily stated your case on acrylic! I believe every fiber has their place! ;o)

Luv your vest!