Monday, March 19, 2012

What dreams are made of.

To make your own custom yarn is a sign of a true creative mind. With all the colors available now days you can get over whelmed, not me! Think outside the box and draw your ideas from all over. People have knit with yarn, roving, bed sheets, and even rope. But I have never seen anyone knit with fleece until I tried it myself. Go ahead and try to google “knitting with fleece” or “knitting with fleece fabric” look in the image section, go on I’ll wait…. Yeah, nothing comes up.
I have fleece blankets I keep around my house for Lucky to lay on, he likes to paw at it getting it to have just the right lumps before he snuggles in for a nap, I don’t give him too many chances to paw up a nice knit or crochet blanket.
Anyway back on track, fleece is warm, snuggly, durable – when I say that I mean “seem to last forever”, and comes in so many colors like yarn does. After testing so many different widths with the fleece and getting the right size needles I came up with the perfect size I needed to make all these wonderful poufs! They are very sturdy and hold their shape very well. They can take it when a child wants to drag them all over the house because that is their favorite spot to sit.
To all crafters everywhere – think outside the box. That is what dreams are made of! Happy crafting J


  1. This is a very good idea and I agree with you totally about fleece.

  2. I've been thinking about knitting with fabric for quite some time. I've never considered fleece! That might work better on my giganto needles I have. I think they're size 30? or they're 30mm? I can't remember, but they're huge!