Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Blog Hop #10: Threads That Tie Me in Knots

It's Blog Hop time again! Here is the prompt for this round:

                "What’s your absolute least-favorite thread to work with?"

That's an easy one for me...any thread that comes in a kit! I don't mean the kits that you request to be put together when you purchase a chart, fabric, and fibers at the same time. I mean the kits that are sold pre-packaged and probably put together by a machine somewhere. I don't know where the threads/fibers in those kits come from, but it has to be somewhere near the second circle of Hell. They're often so thin and so coarse that they become nearly impossible to work with. Knots, twists, tangles, breakage, etc...they make me crazy!! I almost always end up finding conversions (or making my own) and replacing the fibers that come in the kit with those from my own stash. There's a reason I keep 7 boxes of thread stash :)

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  1. I agree. I have a kit I was part way through and I just put it aside because it was too annoying with the threads.

  2. Yes!!! Those threads are the reason I steer clear of the kits!!

  3. I have to agree. They are annoying! I use them anyway, lol.

    P.S. Where did you get your progress bars?

    1. Unfortunately, Meari, I can't remember. I thought I had bookmarked the site that I pulled the formula and code from, but I guess I didn't because I can't find it anywhere. I'll try to recall where they came from and let you know.

  4. I always steer clear of drives me crazy having to replace the threads!

  5. I agree, the floss that gets packaged in kits is so dry and rough and makes a tangled mangled mess of projects in so many cases.