Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The new DoItYarns.com is LIVE!

The new DoItYarns.com is LIVE!


Since this old blog is still showing up in search engines, I thought I'd point it to my new site!  Come check out great yarn for knitting and crochet at every day low prices with combine shipping!  Also download orgininal crochet patterns, buy custom crocheted cast iron skillet handle covers, and more!


Happy Hooking!  😀

~Carol

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Perfect Crocheted Dishcloth

Crocheted dishcloths are such a personal preference.  For me, they should be quick, easy, portable, and  something I'm going to pick up and actually use.  If it doesn't feel good in my hand and do what it's suppose to, I'm not likely to use it.  So, why make it?  If it's too small, the task of a puddle seems overwhelming.  If it's too large, it weighs me down and won't efficiently do the job.  If the stitches are too small or too tight, the uninviting, stiff cloth is just going to push that puddle around.  If the holes are too big, my fingers will be painting.  I designed what I consider to be my perfect dishcloth.  It just might work for you too.  This lattice dishcloth is hard working and a pleasure to use.  It will push, pull and sop up that puddle.  Does a good job on dishes too.  At the standard 9 inches square, it's just the right size.  Quick to dry, stays fresh longer between laundry days.  Quick and easy to make.  Using less than 2 ounces of worsted weight cotton, you can afford to tuck one of these reusable cloths in your tote, back pack, car, camper, or tackle box.  They come in handy.  (c) 2011 Carol LaVelle.  The pattern is available at doityarns.com in the Shop.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Auction Site Knitting and Crochet Yarn Listings


Do it Yarns listings by carol14270 that have run out on the auction site, can now be seen and purchased at http://www.doityarns.com  We accept personal checks, money orders and all credit cards.  Our zip code is 83843 and we ship with the USPS including First Class Mail, Parcel Post, and Priority Mail including Flat Rate Boxes.  Discounted yarn, low shipping costs.  Many sale items.  See you there!  Happy Stitching!  Carol

Friday, November 12, 2010

Peaches & Creme SALE at doityarns.com

Any 28 balls of Peaches & Créme yarn is on sale for $35.95 starting today through Saturday November 20.  Save $4.00 on our already everyday low price of $39.95!  Can be shipped in a Priority Flat Rate Box or Parcel Post.  Your choice always on shipping!

Lower Peaches & Créme Cone Prices!  Most are now in stock!  The site is still being edited to reflect the lower prices.  Have patience.  Contact us if you need to.

We now ship to anywhere in the World!

We still ship First Class, Priority Mail, Flat Rate Boxes, Parcel Post, Express, whatever works best for you!

We still accept your checks and money orders!

Check us out for discounted quality crochet and knitting yarns including:  Patons Pure OrganicYarn, Patons Grace, Patons Silk Bamboo, Bernat Softee Baby, and Bernat Baby!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

eBay Blocked Bidder List

Doityarns.com has been known as carol14270 on eBay for the last 5 years.   We have acquired some buyers on our blocked bidder list that we would like to share.  It takes a lot of ignorance and abuse on the part of the buyer to make this list.  But the following people have managed to make it:  010486dennis, 2629helen, 808jharris808, a7xeternalsoldier, another_happy_day, arccsc1874, benjamin3999, chuivaton, coolsuraj35_123, countryheaven, crafty-matthew, fairhonest1, fallen8383, ginny903, helen2629, home_made_creations_by_jenna, ilovemydog2008, jaxstandspc, jesusfan456, justslips22, kathsew4u, kayemmdee, knitforcharity, lea1157, lookingforwardtoretirement2, louvina1, marietaylor2008, monathings,  ndquiltlady, nicsniche, oceangrown805, pata, pernalove, razzberetta, rocketgus, sam02808, slodenali, spendingatnight1, starrystar13, vedikagoenka, wilddogg2010, wrightdolphingirl, xladyselene, yfer6851

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New yarns, colors and lower prices! :)




Hi All,

I've been busy in the store today lowering some prices on regular 2 and 2.5 oz. balls of Lily Sugar 'n Cream and all of the Peaches & Creme products. Check it out. Takes awhile to adjust all of them as there are so many, but I will eventually get them all taken care of. If I haven't gotten to your product yet and you need me to, please send me an email at info@doityarns and I'll adjust that next. Just a reminder, that anything that Pisagh Yarn and Dyeing Company makes can be ordered from us even though it is not yet listed. A savings to you as we use all classes of U. S. Postal Mail from zip 83843. Just send us an email and we'd be glad to help you.

On breaks, I'm continuing to look at my new Bernat catalog I received as mentioned yesterday. So many new colors, books and free patterns. I will begin adding all of them just as soon as I finish the cotton price adjustments: 14 new shades of Softee Baby, 8 new of Cottontots, 8 new of Satin Sport, 24 new of Satin, 29 of Super Value, 28 of Berella "4", of Softee Chunky, 5 of Soft Bouclé and what really gets me going is the 30 new shades of Bernat Handicrafter Cotton! yipeeeeeeeeeeeee!

What do you think of the new Baby Stretch yarn? Has anyone crocheted with it yet? We don't have stock in, but I have received 3 samples balls that I keep eyeing and touching: Elastic Lace, Jungle Jump and Bendy Blues...I'll think of something :)

Happy Stitching!
Carol

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sugar 'n Cream Yarn vs. Peaches & Crème Yarn


Hi All!

I'm often asked what the differences are between these two 4-ply worsted weight cottons and if they are made by the same company. Although the two brands come from a very once slightly-crossed-paths history due to a company sale, the brands manufactured today are by two entirely different companies in two different countries. Pisagh Yarn and Dyeing Company in Old Fort, North Carolina, U.S.A. produces Peaches & Creme and Lily Sugar 'n Cream is dyed and packaged in Listowel, Ontario, Canada by Spinrite.

When I need a taupe color, I reach for Lily's Sugar 'n Cream Softly Taupe. You can't beat the rosy light taupe shade for nipples. Yep, that's what I said. Part of my naughty crochet stage. Eh, what can I say...if you can think it, you can crochet it! I had a request. If Granny had known, she would have rapped my knuckles with her hook! Okay, when I need a green pine tree color, I reach for the Sugar 'n Cream Dark Pine. I love the color cornflower and reach for the Sugar 'n Cream Cornflower Blue. That doesn't mean I will use all Sugar 'n Cream in my project. They do not have a pastel pink, so I reach for Peaches & Crème Pastel Pink to go with that Softly Taupe or Baby Pink depending on what shade I need. For a robin blue, you must choose Lily. Need a gray or a light green? You must go to Peaches. You get the idea.

Other than the shade choices, there are some slight differences in the dyeing and packaging. To me, the Peaches & Creme initially has a softer touch "on the ball" than does the Sugar 'n Cream. Sugar 'n Cream is a more tightly wound ball than the Peaches & Creme. But after dampening and blocking, they are both the same. The most consistent dye lot? Sugar 'n Cream wins. The shade you bought a few months ago, generally speaking, is probably going too look pretty much like the one you buy today. Peaches & Creme? No. Their dye lots seem to vary more from a pastel version to wildly deep and everything in between. These days their colors are much deeper than they use to be. Always buy enough yarn at once to complete your project no matter what brand. The chances of your retailer having that same dye lot to match your project should you run out is slim to none. The yarn that "bleeds" the most? It's Sugar 'n Cream, especially the solid shades. Never expect a solid white to stay that way in a project mixed with another darker Lily solid. Ain't gonna happen!

If using a solid dark shade of Sugar 'n Cream, I would try and complete the dark part first and dunk and block. Add your lighter color(s) later and dunk and block again. See if that'll work for ya. The result might be okay. Just gotta get rid of that excess dye. I would always check for color fastness by dunking your test swatch in a glass of cool water before using either brand for your project to bleed out any excess dye.

In conclusion the two yarns can be quite happily interchangeable, and after being blocked, only the stitcher will probably know which is which.

The UPS guy just came with my new Bernat catalog and samples. Wow, 30 new shades of Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in the Big 12 and 14 ounce balls! The new Country Colors selection makes this country girl go crazy with new design ideas. Such pretty coordinating colors already. But can you mix them with the other two brands? Absolutely!

If you have questions or need yarn help, you can email me at info@doityarns.com.

Happy Stitching!
Carol