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Opinion: When Yarn Goes Bye Bye

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Michael Sellick, known online as 'Mikey', I am the founder and leader of The Crochet Crowd. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet and play with yarn.

7 thoughts on “Opinion: When Yarn Goes Bye Bye

  • April 21, 2017 at 5:39 am

    My fav was bernat mosaic. I loved how you could start from the outside and have a completely diffrrrnt look. I still have a tote full.
    Discontinued yarn when its gone is losing a good friend.
    Alas making new friends is fun too. On we go to the next yarn adventure.

  • April 18, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Wondering, what your opinion is on cakes, pops and similar yarns that transition in color ?
    Just a trend or here to stay?

    • Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd
      April 18, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      It was started as a trend, so it’s hard to say how long it will hold. Personally, I love it as I love the striped effect, but dislike weaving in ends. Some of my favorite projects ever have been made with Caron Cakes.

  • April 18, 2017 at 12:13 am

    I feel like you wrote this just for me (like…for real. I emailed you about colors that were “limited edition”- and for the record, limited edition is my least favorite). I fell in love with a couple of colors thar (thankfully) I have had enough for my projects or at least a smaller version with a few added colors that arent discontinued…but now I can’t make any more things!! Lol….I’m still heart broken! But I’m over it, mostly. I found some lion brand yarn (Mandala)- and I have enough to make 463 baby blankets and a few full size ones ??? thanks for all you do! And see if you can whisper in someone’s ear to bring back sprucewood and dark real…….just saying ???

  • April 17, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Hi Mikey,
    I have to say that you where my Ma’s yarn saver. She passed away 4 years ago on the 7th of this month and I am thinking what am I going to do with all the yarn that she had as she was a knitter and crocheter and the boxes of yarn well lets just say at that point I could knit a little but if I got stuck she was always there to help me out with what I was making. So it was either learn how tho crochet or throw the yarn out well I chose the first. Though it was a bumpy road at first trying to find something on you tube every where I went the people did it so fast that I just about gave up till I ran across you one morning. You made it so easy to follow and if I didn’t remember something I could could back to that part and watch it again. As of today I have made twenty Afghans and three of them where for babies and I have six more left to do for my family as memory Afghans of my Ma.

    Thank you for being the great teacher that you are.

  • April 17, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Yup. Halfway through a blanket with bernat SuperValu in Winter Sky, and……gone. What to do. Frog it all or hope that I somehow stumble on a skein or two in a discount store somewhere along the way.

  • April 17, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    I still have a few balls of ruffle yarn…lol It was given to me from a family member and she never could find a use for it. I made a couple baby blankets with it and the rest I keep because it might work for a trim… or something… I am not a yarn hoarder…. oh no… not me… >_>

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