¡Hola, espero la estén pasando muy bien!
Hi, I hope you are having a great time!
Hace un tiempo realicé algunas compras de hilos y accesorios que llamaron mi atención. En Perú, este último año las empresas dedicadas al rubro de los hilos aumentaron. Esto permite tener más opciones al momento de elegir un buen material para el tejido de amigurumis. Menciono esto porque aquí abundan las empresas dedicadas a lanas, siendo esta materia prima para el tejido de prendas de vestir principalmente.
Some time ago I made some purchases of yarns and accessories that caught my attention. In Peru, this last year the number of companies dedicated to the yarn industry has increased. This allows us to have more options when choosing a good material for amigurumi knitting. I mention this because here there are many companies dedicated to wool, being this raw material mainly used for knitting garments.
En un comentario, @jicrochet tenía curiosidad sobre “el grosor de los hilos y el impacto en el resultado”. Una de las respuestas a eso y según mi experiencia, los mejores hilos son los de 100% algodón Tanguis y los hay de 4 y 8 hebras. Hay otra marca muy conocida también, pero su composición es mezclado con acrílico.
In a comment, @jicrochet was curious about "the thickness of the yarns and the impact on the result". One of the answers to that and according to my experience, the best yarns are 100% cotton Tanguis and there are 4 and 8 strands. There is another well known brand too, but its composition is mixed with acrylic.
¡Comencemos con el umboxing! / Let's start with umboxing!
Hilos mesclados / blended yarns
This year #Qaytu eco-friendly, brought these sparkly yarns which are organic and made from recycled yarns. They look slightly thinner than the usual 4 strand yarns and the strands feel a bit loose. I hope this is not a problem when knitting.
Fibra de alpaca e hilos de colores / Alpaca fibre and coloured yarns
The image on the left is not yarn, but alpaca fibre. I plan to do some weaving with natural fibres. The image on the right shows a combination of fun pastel colours. This is what I mean when I say that I love to see the combination of colours at random, that is to say, when I buy I take a list of colours (between repeats and new ones), and when I receive them they come in groups of 6 skeins and distributed in that way (full inspiration, jaja).
Ojitos de seguridad / security eyes
I remember the first time I held the safety eyelets in my hands, from that moment on I felt that I was getting closer and closer to offering a top quality product. The eyes were 7, 8 and 10mm in diameter. In this second purchase I made they were 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16mm. This allowed me to make medium sized designs like Timoteo. This type of eye saves time compared to embroidered eyes, which took me 2 hours and gave me sore fingers.
Accesorios / accessories
The mini wooden buttons and the handmade trupan sign, I bought them to launch medium sized amigurumi collections. Both will be sewn on the clothes of the main characters... Maybe it's just me but if I sew them on the body, I would feel like I'm hurting them and I wouldn't accept that in any way.
A seguir aprendiendo / to continue learning
A couple of months ago our friends from #tejiendoperu released their book which has some interesting projects. There are in 2 sticks and crochet. Just as I thought, knitting on 2 sticks is a world of its own and I'm more and more surprised by how much you can knit and even in different sizes. As for the amigurumis section, although there are no universal abbreviations, I think the abbreviations vary over time and that's a bit confusing, apart from the language of course. Or maybe it's a combination of the abbreviations used in crochet and amigurumis. Anyway, I have some doubts.
¿Cómo te pareció este mini umboxing dedicado a los amigurumis?, ¿utilizas algunos de estos materiales?, cuéntame te leeré muy gustosa.
How did you like this mini umboxing dedicated to amigurumis, do you use any of these materials, tell me about it and I'll be happy to read it.
¡…Hasta la próxima!
See you next time!
Dato curioso: Con los hilos, lanas (por el grosor) y fibras que tengo pronto realizaré un post sobre el grosor de los hilos y el impacto en el resultado. Como ya no compro lanas tengo colores limitados y eso hace que analice más qué tejer con cada material. / With the yarns, wools (by thickness) and fibres I have I will soon do a post about the thickness of the yarns and the impact on the result. As I don't buy wool anymore I have limited colours and that makes me analyse more what to knit with each material.