Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Yarn stress.

I decided that I don't like the yarn, all 14 skeins of it, that I'm working with for my new afghan. It's 25% wool, which is enough wool to itch, and I just don't like the feeling of it while I'm working with it - it makes my hands feel dry (you know how wool does?). Also, it will definitely show cat hairs. I am torn between dropping another huge wad of cash on fleece yarn - provided I can find anything I like, b/c fleece yarns seem to come most often in really atrocious colors - and finishing this one. I guess there's no harm in finishing it - we can certainly use it, and if I really hate it, I can always give it to someone who likes wool and whose house isn't very hairy.

On the other hand, I'm sure that when I'm knitting this thing in January, I will appreciate it's warmth spread across my lap.

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My favorite thing to do in the evenings, now, is to knit and watch episodes of "Eureka" on the web.

4 comments:

Danielle said...

You would like this blog-

http://the-panopticon.blogspot.com/

My husband makes fun of him, but I think he's cool.

Things you make always make good gifts.

Green said...

I vote for selling the yarn and using that money to buy yarn that you do like.

andi said...

I only crochet but I love working with lion brand's Watercolors yarns. They are soft, gentle on the hands, and work up really nice. I've made a couple of baby blankets with it and it wears well too. :)

Plain(s)feminist said...

Andi - I made an afghan with Lion's Brand Homespun, and I was so disappointed in the yarn that it put me right off Lion's Brand altogether. I think I've been happy with their chenilles, though - it strikes me that maybe that would have been a good choice for this project.

I'm experimenting with using more expensive, "nicer" yarn on this, and I want to see if it actually makes a difference in the final product, or in the way it wears over time, or if the only difference is to my pocketbook. I suppose that would depend on what yarn I'm actually using...