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A common question about recycled silk ribbon

May 30, 2012

So last week one of my favorite Darn Good Yarners, Marilyn M wrote me asking this:

Hi Nicky … Question – - what is the difference between your “At The Bahamas”  and your “Around the World”  … ? I prefer the “softer” silk yarn … I got a perfect ball in my last order but of course can’t remember the name of it … Also … the Multicolored Tibet Jewels Strip Ribbon  – - how is that different from the other recycled sari yarn balls? Thanx a bunch … Have a great week – Marilyn


So I wrote her a killer answer and I was like…hmm.. I bet some of you out there have a similar question… So Darn Good Yarners, here’s your official Nicole-certified answer!


Hi Marilyn! I hope you’re having fun:) So here are the differences:
At the Bahamas: this is the softest of the three–you’re going to get some solid runs of colors mixed in with patterns but it’s the thinnest as far as density goes for the silk which makes it ideal for clothing and scarves (things that will be close to your skin)–it’s my personal fave from the three because the coloring
Around the World is a denser more sturdy silk–the bahamas sometimes has really thin pieces in it which can rip and you’ll have to knot back together, the Around the World will rarely have that problem and it’s usually double stitched. This ribbon is perfect for bags that require a lot of structure ( I just published a pattern for this last week and it uses three skeins) It would also be great for mats that aren’t in high traffic areas or crocheted bowls
The Tibet Jewels is a lot lot the Around the World as far as density is concerned but it has a lot more royal colors and pieces of metallic and brocade pieces in it. You can do scarves in this but on large needles (personally I like at least a 19 for this as there can be stiffer bits in and you need the large needles to “release” that in the stitch.


So, my dears, what questions can I answer for you?

Cool Nails and Cool Yarn

January 11, 2012

Happy Wednesday my yarnies!


It’s getting chilly here and I need a kick of tropical-ness so I wanted to share with you a really easy and fun nail color scheme I gave my nails last night. Just check out the picture here


Also, I wanted to share news with you about a great reclaimed silk ribbon At The Bahamas that is on sale right now. But hurry because it goes back to its normal price this weekend. And if you’d like extra savings, use code DGYLOVE for an xtra 5% off! Who doesn’t love a sale?


Here’s a little vid to talk more about the nails and the ribbon!




Crimson Heart Studio

October 25, 2011

Hi friends!


Guess what, I am under 200 emails that I have to answer..not bad eh?! I think I can do it over the next few days.

This is why there is coffee right?

But in my quest to clean up my inbox and make my to-do list one page long vs. needing a binder I had to show you my friend’s blog! Cindy is an off-the-hook mixed media artist. I’ve often just looked through her blog her etsy store which I implore you to go and visit!  Here is a link:

Like check this out… (you can click on the picture to take you to the etsy listing)

Tempered Glass and Polymer Clay Cottage

Wouldn’t that be perfect for a house warming gift?!

But in the meantime, Cindy was busy at work making some super cool Recycled Silk Sari Flowers. I’m not going to show a picture though. You have to visit the post and leave a comment!


Have a great day!


Thursday Update! Progress on the Kimono Jacket

April 7, 2011

Hi friends,

I hope you’re having a great day. I’ve been knitting all morning but alas I need to do some “work work”. But as soon as I’m done I’m going back to finishing this kimono jacket because I am seriously having a blast with it. The colors are just my cup of tea!

What do you think?


And the winners are…

December 9, 2010

This was a quick contest because Mike’s birthday (official DGY husband) is tomorrow and I need to bake a cake, clean the house and print labels for these new yarns and get them attached!

This is quickly becoming a very fun tradition at Darn Good Yarn and it’s beyond wonderful to have so many of you take part in this. I always smile when I add the labels with the winners names and send this marvelous yarn off to yarn shops all over the place.

Congrats to the following  people for their yarn color choices:

Yarn #1 goes to Jill Holland winning with Jubilee

Yarn #2 goes to Tiffany Conner with India’s Indigo

Yarn # 3 goes to Sam Rose (of Calamity Designs) with Snooki. She submitted it as a joke but I’m a Jersey girl at the end of the day.

Yarn # 4 goes to Rebecca Mohrbach for Rapunzel

Yarn #1

Yarn #2

Yarn #3

Yarn #4