Category: Yoyo Cozy

Yoyo Cozy #2

Yoyo Cozy #2

My husband has a thing for yo-yo’s.  Not just your run of the mil local hobby shop yo-yo, no, these are nice fancy ones that musn’t get scratched at all cost.  I made the Magical Pouch for his first one and here is another, more manly designed, one to keep his yo-yo in perfect condition.  They are pretty fun to make.  This one took about an hour and a half.  It’s made out of Plymouth Wool with size 8 needles.  This also happens to be the yarn that I have stashed to make him a sweater out of some day.  If I start now, maybe I will have it done by next christmas!

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A Magical Pouch

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I have this thing for slowly fading yarn.  It all started about three months ago when I found this beautiful crochet scarf that one of my favorite bloggers, Moonstitches, made.  I tried to recreate that scarf with some very nice sock yarn, but quickly realized that it wasn’t producing the same effect (see my old post for a pic).  Upon further investigation I realized that I need yarn that has very slow transitions from one color to the next.  I’m still hunting the exact yarn that she used in that scarf (just need the light green Diakeito Diamusse Fine in 120 – anyone??). 

Fast forward to today – whenever I find a yarn that has the slow fade I scoop up a few skeins.  The magical pouch above has that slow fade effect… the rest of this Mini Mochi yarn ball has the whole jewel toned rainbow in it!  Pretty crazy, but perfect for this little project.  I’m working on a Noro project now too, another slow fade yarn (but not very soft).

Incase you were wondering, this is actaully a yoyo cozy for my husbands fancy new yoyo.  The next thing planned for this yarn is some kind of chevron scarf or striped scarf for my 3 year old.