At the TNNA Show last June, Kreinik’s Creative Director Dena Lenham introduced me to their new Metallic Fashion Twist Thread. It’s a strong thread that is primarily intended for use in embroidery sewing machines. This unique thread is made of 100% polyester with a liminate of silver. The softness of the thread (so many metallics can be slightly scratchy), the great sparkle, plus anti-mocrobial properties (thereby resistant to fungus) immediately caught my interest. I told Dena, that yes, I thought I could definitely do something with this in the knitting realm.
Fast forward to today when I tried my new Flip digital camcorder for the first time. I picked up the Glitz and Beads sock that I am working on using some Kreinik Metaillic fashion twist thread and just dove into showing and talking about it.
This video was entirely off the cuff (sock that is, lol) and I definitely need to work on better focus. I was trying to do this all by myself, so wrapping my arms around the camera at the same time as seeing what I was shooting, plus trying to talk, was maybe too involved for a first try, lol. I think it turned out pretty well for a first try, though. Being entirely un-rehearsed, I hadn’t even really thought of what I was going to say. I just started into it, and things went from there. I bet that’s apparent from how many times you’ll hear me say ‘nice’ in this video. Did you count them?