There are so many different yarns – different weights, different content, different twists, etc. and I’ve been in a rut buying a lot of the same yarn. Malabrigo Rios . . I could make a ton of sweaters with what I have here but several years ago, I said I was going to start using different yarns . . not the same yarns over and over. A lot of the same yarns will have to be used because I have them and I am going to use them . . so long as I’m able to knit til I’m 150 years old.
This yarn is one of the new to me yarns. It’s Blue Sky Organic Cotton Worsted. My original plan was to make the V Neck Pullover I’m making with the gray yarn. Then I got nervous about it – the cotton yarn is so soft. It really does feel like a bunch of cotton just squished together. Some people say it pills a lot because it’s so soft. I’d be pretty happy to have a blanket I could snuggle with made of this yarn. When I came across the gray Kathmandu yarn, I decided to switch and use htat for the V Neck Pullover.
Yesterday while knitting the gray sweater, I got out some of the Blue Sky cotton yarn and again, felt it and thought . . I HAVE to have a sweater out of this yarn so once I got the gray one joined into a circle, before I lost all my calculations about how to get the pattern started, I cast on a V Neck Pullover with the cotton yarn.
I wish you could feel this yarn. It is so soft. I’ll have to see how badly it pill and whether I love it as much as I think I will but right now, I love it!
By Wednesday, maybe Tuesday evening, I should have it joined in the round and it will go pretty quickly from there. Maybe I can get both of these finished before starting something else . . but maybe not.
Since you are planning these projects of getting them started and past the intensive tracking point, I think starting a few more projects to a specific point make sense. You will be going back up to MO for the start of school, right? You need some easy travel projects. Perhaps limit yourself to 4-5 travel projects at a time.
Thank you for talking about cotton yarn. I have recently come into a ton of it via someone moving from the area. I wasn’t sure what to try with it. May just do a sweater for my granddaughter.
It looks great! Do you knit the sleeves as you go, too?
Judy Laquidara says
No. I I just finish the body, then start one sleeve, finish it, then do the other sleeve.