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Izaac Mizrahi Yarn Review

izaac mizrahi yarn

Photo courtesy of Carrie Fanderclai Photography

Some of my readers are already familiar with my latest love affair—the new Izaac Mizrahi yarn collection. As if that talented man had not already given us enough fabulous fashion through his clothing, he decided to forge into fashioning yarn as well.

I am definitely not complaining about his decision to venture into the yarn world. In fact, I think it was a very smart business move. Why focus on just being a fashion mogul when you can take dominion over the yarn world ? After all, who wants to be surrounded by skinny, scantily clad models all day when they could be wrapped up in cozy yarn concoctions instead 😉

Anyway, in my last post I shared with you my discovery of this Izaac Mizrahi yarn.  Since that post, the skeins I bought have been taunting me from the corner of my office saying, “come play with me”. I have finally managed to make a quick cowl scarf out of the Lexington Yarn, and let me tell you it is fabulous to work with! Here is my friend, and talented photographer, modeling the knit cowl that I made for her:

cowl scarf

Photo courtesy of Carrie Fanderclai Photography

The variegated colors in this yarn are vibrant, vivacious and very satisfying to watch develop as they work up (and no, I am not getting paid to say this 😉

The yarn is super bulky with a wool, acrylic mix, making it wearable and not too scratchy. Actually, it is down right SOFT!!!  My only complaint about this colorful yarn is that my skeins had a funny smell to them. Yes, they actually smelled a lot like manufacturing oil. It was very weird, but no matter how much I tried to air it out, the smell remained.

This off-putting smell is probably just the case with the batch I bought (maybe something went wrong in the factory?), but maybe give this yarn the sniff test before you buy.

Have you had the pleasure of working with this yarn? What color did you choose? I would love to see pictures!

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Izaac Mizrahi Yarn Love

I fell in love yesterday. Not with a man (I already love a wonderful man), rather, with a new line of yarn by fashion designer Izaac Mizrahi.

The plethora of colors and thicknesses that this line offers are truly a yarn-lovers dream come true!  I stood in the middle of the aisle of Michaels Craft Store with my mouth hanging open, drooling over the color choices, fingering the yarn weights like Gollum with the Ring—My Precious…….

The above photo is blurry due to the shaking of my hands—I was simply too amped-up on yarn to steady myself LOL.

Oh! The possibilities this yarn offers. I am dreaming of making colorful shawls, slouchy hats, cowls, chunky leg warmers….. the list never ends.

Have you had the pleasure of meeting this yarn yet? If so, what did you make with it?

Until next time,

Happy Crafting 🙂

 

Hand Dyed Yarn

hand dyed yarn

I’m am so excited to get this hand dyed yarn on my knitting needles!!  I just picked it up at my local farmers market. The problem is, I cannot decide what to make with it. It is the perfect sock yarn, but for some reason, I really want to make something else with this lovely hand dyed yarn.

I need suggestions, what do you think I should make?

Short but sweet today, fellow crafters…..gotta get back to knitting my boot cuffs and finishing up the zebra socks that I promised my daughter.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting 🙂

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