6KCBWDAY1 – If You Were Yarn

If you were a type or brand of yarn, which would you be? Are you a classic pure wool? Is there extra tension but a bit of bounce in you because of your high twist? Would you be more like a high-maintenance, strictly hand-wash fluffy angora or a ‘bring it on’ acrylic, bravely heading into the world of possible baby-sick laundering disasters knowing that you will always come out bright and unharmed?

If I were a type of yarn, I would be… a delicate-looking light fingering-weight sock wool that seems far too wimpy to make a good pair of socks. The sort of thing that feels “safer” for a shawl, although you worry when it passes through your fingers if blocking it aggressively might make it snap and unravel. You might not use this yarn for a while, considering all that extra care it probably requires.

And then it knits up into a pair of iron-wearing socks that never need darning and have unfaded colours even when washed improperly. Socks you can rely on. (I feel like that matches up pretty well to a lot of my goals in life. “Be socks others can rely on.” XD)

If I were a brand of yarn, I would be… Lion Brand.

This one was pretty tricky. I’d love to be one of my favourite brands, like Madelinetosh, Lorna’s Laces, or Dream in Color. Something hand-dyed and gorgeous and soft and not “big box craft store.”

However, I think I’d be Lion Brand–not because I’m equating the type of yarn I’d be above with a yarn in their repertoire, but because my mom loves, loves, loves, loves Lion Brand yarn. She’s always loved lions–they’re her favourite animal, so that got them a point just on the name–and she mostly crochets innumerable afghans with Lion Brand Homespun. My mother, without a doubt, would be Lion Brand. She’d probably be Homespun. I think I’d be Lion Brand by association.

I also feel like I’m not exclusive enough or hard-to-find or unique to really be fancier yarn. Although I guess since I’m born and raised in Chicago I could be Lorna’s Laces. ♥

I had fun trying to decide which yarn(s) I am. :3

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