I'm sharing some pretty pictures of floss today! This is a rainbow of variegated floss from DMC. It changed colors on it's own while you stitch, kind of like striping sock yarn. It's kind of fun to use and comes in lots of colors. Although it's pretty, I don't actually use it often because I can't control where the colors land. (I'm kind of a color control freak I suppose. ;) I do like it for some projects though, I used it on my Mermaid Circle pattern for their hair and tails.
In general, variegated floss is one of those craft supply that I love looking at, but somehow it loses something when I actually put it to use. I feel that way about hand spun yarns too. I have a few balls of it that are so pretty to look at, but every time I try to make something out of it, I just don't like it. (call me strange. ;)
Here's some more special floss, metallic! It's really shiny and good for accents like stars. I don't use this too often either, however, I find it kind of hard to work with. It's slippery, the threads come untwisted easily and knots tend to undo themselves. I wish it came in more colors too. ;P
I tend to fall back to using standard floss for most of my projects, although these fancy ones certainly have potential. Have you ever used either of these? What do they work well for? I'd love to know what you think.