Tuesday, March 4, 2008

not smarter than yarn

Here is a cone (and bobbin) of Habu silk wrapped stainless. It is fairly generic. A gray lace weight. I have a design, and I thought this may be the perfect yarn. I did not write anything down, just an idea in my head. My idea calls for this yarn to be knitted double. No big deal, I will make half of the cone a center pull ball and get to work.

WARNING!! Do NOT take this yarn off the cone for any reason other than immediate and permanate knitting. This yarn is not really yarn. It is thread, with memory. You know how thread makes itself into a little knot? You pull gently and the knot undoes itself, you pull hard and the knot will never come out? Well, with this stuff the knot says "screw you!" and all hope is lost.
I spent a large portion of my afternoon trying to unravel a swatch that did not quite work. Thinking the whole time...I am smarter than yarn! At the end? I had to cut it and say uncle. I am not smarter than the yarn.

The worst part of this whole thing is that I still feel this is the right fiber for the project, so I will cast on and try again. I did not realize I was a masochist.

Send Karma.

1 comment:

~RaenWa~ said...

You are smarter then it I am crossing my fingers & toes that everything works out thank you for the wonderful package I need to take a picture of it & get it posted I can't wait to see what you come up with to use that yarn with