It is the outcast. The “red-headed stepchild” of the yarn and fiber world. But I love it. You know what I’m talking about…Novelty Yarn.
There is Fun Fur and Sparklies and combinations of both. There is Ribbon and Boucle’ and Pom-poms. I revel in it all. I have a supply of novelty yarns that is bordering on the ridiculous in my stash, and I am completely unapologetic about it (I actually don’t have any Pom-Pom yarn…may have to correct that next shopping spree).
Sadly, some of my recent most favorite novelty yarns are now discontinued. Occasionally I find them on sale somewhere languishing un-loved and under appreciated in a sales bin. A few of them always seem to find their way home with me.
Some of them can be a bit tricky to crochet with. But I love the special effects that can be quickly added to a project by using some novelty yarn.
After all, one needs Novelty yarn to create a Pocket Monster…..
Or the fuzzy fringe for a Felted Fiery Bowl….
Or adding sparkle to a Free Form Lace Shrug….
According to a friend of mine that went to the January TNNA show there was talk that novelty yarn is making a comeback.
Be still my heart!