Screeching stop
Wednesday August 23rd 2023, 9:00 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift

Right after I broke the green yarn for it, too.

The beautiful blue sky. All Colourmart had at the time was laceweight, so I had them ply it to where it matched the yardage count of the other yarns.

What I didn’t think of was how differently it would shrink on scouring: it’s a third cotton rather than fully cashmere, and after knitting the first ten or so stitches anyway, thinking I don’t mind a little variation, I ripped it out. Turns out I do mind that much variation. It was like comparing the size of Schwarzenegger’s muscles to, well, mine.

It’s very very very soft, though, everything you would want it to be–but now I knew why I’d had misgivings. They even asked me via email: was I sure I wanted it 10-plied?

It is just the color I wanted. They have more. I could ask them for a do-over with new cones and I’ve been debating all night. I would have no problem finding other things to do with the chunky stuff I ended up with.

The whole project would be back to waiting another ten days or so for the yarn to get to me, get hanked, scoured, dried, wound, and ready to go.

Oh well, that’ll give me time to stitch in the Xs and the chain on the tire.

Part of me thinks, oh, just forget it–use it as an excuse to drive to Kathryn’s shop tomorrow and look at the baby alpaca. You know you want to.

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Let us know what you decide!

Comment by CA 08.24.23 @ 6:38 am

Sometimes setbacks take us where we wanted to be–I hope this is one of those for you!

Comment by ccr in MA 08.24.23 @ 10:27 am

Probably a good thing to give your hands a rest. I’m thinking a field trip to Cottage Yarns is just the thing to do. Have fun!

Comment by DebbieR 08.24.23 @ 11:15 am

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