Posts Tagged ‘joann’s’

I realize it’s been a bit too long since my last update, but unfortunately Life got in the way and jealously took away all the time I had for crafting!

Not to worry though, as I’m now back in the swing of things and crafting my way through this new year.

And what’s even better, the Yarn Gods have smiled upon their humble servant and delivered unto me two skeins of this, the Missing Color:

Wool Ease Thick n' Quick Butterscotch

Which means that after many months of searching for just the right color, the answer to my prayers came in the form of the Lion Brand section at a Joann’s Superstore. The moment I saw it I knew I had to buy at least a couple skeins, as I couldn’t let this opportunity pass me by. So happily, I left the store that day with much more than I came in for, finding myself one step closer to completing the project which I so yearned for.

And less than twenty four hours later, I had indeed completed that project of projects:

The Jayne Hat

Oh yes. I am now the proud owner and wearer of the infamous Jayne Hat. Loved and laughed at by Firefly fans everywhere. The pattern is simple enough to do, and (thanks to the lovely Heather Hill) free for you to use, as long as you don’t intend to sell or profit off the end result. And why would you? Why would anyone sell such a glorious hat when they can instead declare themselves to the world as a person who loves ridiculous hats, and just plain ole ain’t afraid of anything!

Or at least that’s what I like to believe.

Pretty cunning, don'tcha think?


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Last night I found myself perusing the yarn bins at my local Michaels, hoping to find something interesting before the end of their annual holiday sale. Much to my surprise, I discovered two of the three colors of Wool Ease that I’ve been trying to find for ages. Unfortunately, in following the pattern established by all of my other trips to yarn suppliers, they did not have the third color I need on hand. Still, hopeful that I’d be able to locate the third color either at another store or online, I purchased a skein each of Spice and Pumpkin and headed for home.

This morning I jumped online in the hopes of finding a store that carries the elusive third color, so that I might start my project as soon as possible. Apparently, this was a mistake.

You see, I logged onto the Lion Brand website in order to pinpoint the exact color I need. Soon, I discovered that out of the 53 colors they boast on their website for Wool Ease, they apparently no longer make/carry the color I need: Butterscotch. Though this color is still featured on both Michaels’ and Joann’s websites, apparently NONE of the stores within driving distance of me have this color in stock.

Which means I now need to figure out a good substitute color for this project, but unfortunately I haven’t seen enough of it to make a good call in terms of an online order. Anyone have any suggestions as to a good shade of yellow for the fabled Jayne hat? Preferably a yellow Wool Ease that Lion Brand still makes?

Heather Hill's AMAZING Jayne hat!

And yes, the pattern I use for this project is in fact Heather’s famous pattern for Ma Cobb’s masterpiece.

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