A few days ago I was poking around in Etsy, when I came upon this awesome shop, ATERGcrochet, owned by Greta Tulner, from Netherlands. It is one of the most colorful shops in Etsy World, and I immediately fell in love with her crocheted creations. I was especially drawn to her beautiful Crocheted Christmas balls.
Aren’t they incredible? Well, she sells the pattern for them, and although I am a crocheting noob, I decided to stretch a bit, and I purchased a pattern. The design is lovely, but I also fell in love with the yarn she used. It is 100% cotton, and has a lovely sheen and gorgeous colors.
The yarn is Schachenmayr SMC “Catania” and is made in Hungary, but I found an US store that carries the yarn. I purchased my yarn from Yarn Paradise. I just received them this evening… super fast delivery BTW… I just ordered them 2 days ago! I was thrilled when I opened the box and saw them. The colors are so vibrant and the yarn feels soft, smooth and lovely. I bought 12 different colors so I should be able to make some very colorful balls. I can’t wait to get to work with this yarn.
Given the fact that Christmas is just around the corner, and I really don’t know much about crocheting, I don’t know if I’ll get any done for this Christmas. But it’s never too early to start on next Christmas, right? 🙂
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