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Old 09-13-2006, 05:21 PM   #1
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Anyone used Glow in the Dark yarn?
I googled and found that there is such a thing... and saw in a KH blog thread that Ingrid had bought some (but not yet used)... has anyone used any yet?

I've only found two references to glow in the dark yarn so far:
1) Glowyarn and the US site is supposed to be glowyarn.com but I couldn't get that to load
"...developed by mixing, melting and extruding Polyester chips with Photo-luminescent pigments" sounds kinda yucky/toxic but hey! it glows...

2) Nightlights comes in off-white but glows flourescent green, DK weight

Sounds like fun
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:53 PM   #2
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I have been trying to come up with something really cool to do with this yarn. But I just haven't had time. Let me know if you decide to do something fun. We could have a KAL!
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:07 PM   #3
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I still have it sitting in the stash, and it does glow at night! It's so coarse, though, I'd only use it for accents. I'm making a snake scarf for my grandson, maybe I'll add some to that. Thanks for the reminder!
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:48 PM   #4
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yeah, someone on craftster mentioned it wasn't that soft... I was thinking about doing that double-knit star scarf with it but that would be too much scratchy...

I'll order some and put my thinking cap on. If brillance occurs I'll post a KAL (but don't wait for me CarmenIbanez if you think of something!).

It's DK weight, right? I'd probably double it and knit it with worsted.
I'll have to think of something fun... this yarn just screams Halloween and dark fall/winter nights (not so much movie theatres though ).
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:52 PM   #5
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OMgosh! That's too cool! I'm going to be knitting a winter hat - kind of like a skull cap or whatever it's called - for a friend for Christmas and was going to put 3 thin lines of white on it. Since he loves to jog and usually does so in the evening, I think I'll use that. Maybe I could make him a matching scarf. It'd be good in helping drivers to see him at night.
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:58 PM   #6
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sounds awesome to me!!!

Now that you mention it, I think I need to make a hat with glow stripes for my brother. He insisted on a black-only cap last winter and I worry about him riding his bike at night. He's been hit by a car before (he was okay and lucky! Seattle isn't the friendliest bike town), so I worry about giving him dark-only clothing.
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Old 09-13-2006, 10:18 PM   #7
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Sounds like duplicate stitch might be the best way to use this yarn!
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Definitely glow stripes for a hat. I think I need some. How about a little trick or treat bag? Now I really need some.

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hrm shame its coarse. Could have used it to great effect in "shadow" knitting - like the alien scarf in Stitch N Bitch.
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The stuff I have feels like nylon twine--the kind you'd find wrapped around packages.
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