I have heard so much about Stylecraft Special acrylic yarn on Ravelry and other people’s blogs that I just had to try it out for myself. Most seem to like the DK but I’m more of a worsted person (quicker results, you know) so when Deramores offered a sale on their Aran weight yarns a few weeks back, I jumped at the chance to get some of the Special Aran.  

As it was such a great price, and because I’d get free shipping if I ordered over $75 worth, I went a little crazy and bought 47 balls of the stuff. Two balls each of the bright and colourful ones, one of each of the neutrals. 

Two weeks after they emailed me to say they’d processed my order, the yarn arrived all the way from England. Three pillow sized bags were perched on the logs near my mailbox today…


I was a little concerned about this…


But it seems all the yarn had stayed in the bag and hadn’t been damaged – phew!

When I unpacked, this is what I had…


It’s still there, though I suppose I should move it soon. I’ll have to add it to my Ravelry stash pages which will take a while! 

I have told myself firmly that I cannot start a new crochet project until the two WIPs are finished. That will motivate me, I know. The hooded cowl was very close to being finished last night. And the Unforgettable scarf is going to be finished off ASAP too. 

Then I’ll have to decide whether to save the Stylecraft for a special occasion or get going with it straight away. I know I’d like to make another afghan, probably a giant granny square. Not a decision I have to make right now. 

2 responses »

  1. You have enough yarn there for several afghans, lucky, lucky you. I haven’t tried the aran weight yet, just DK (Special) and Chunky (Life), but both have great yardage.

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