Monday, January 15, 2007

A Fine Yarn

Very, very fine.




How could I resist a product description that said
"It uses new technological skill. The yarn will not take any dust."? This is 100% wool. I have no idea what the new technological skill might be. It is very soft and smoothly, evenly twisted. It reminds me a bit of Lacy Lamb, but finer. I got 35-36 Wraps per Inch. Swatching with a single strand gave me pretty results. AND IT ABOUT DROVE ME CRAZY. I don't think I'm ready for gossamer yet.

So I started over using two strands, and it is much more pleasant knitting. I can see what I am doing. I can get a grip on the yarn. The stitches don't drift up in a way that fools me into knitting into the stitch below. Thinking ahead to wearing the finished object, I also like the bit heavier drape.





So, do I want something that will fit through a wedding ring? Or do I want something that I can enjoy knitting and finish in the foreseeable future? This time around, I'm opting for the latter.

Edited to add: Elizabeth has just declared this National Blog De-Lurking Week. So if you're reading this, give me a shout out.

6 comments:

kmkat said...

HI, CINDY! CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? GOOD DECISION ON THE DOUBLE-STRANDING. HAPPY KNITTERS MAKE HAPPY KNITS.

Sorry, my winter-dry throat can't do any more yelling, and I doubt whether your dainty ears could like it anyway.

smariek said...

Hi Cindy! :-)

Intrigued by the take no dust description...

Christine's Corner said...

Okay, okay ~ I'm reading you! Love the yarn, but like Smariek said, "take no dust"?? Beautiful color,too.

Like you, I'd opt for the doubled option. I'm content to admire the gossamer yarns, but I don't have the patience to knit something that fine.

Cindy G said...

Hmm, maybe "shout out" wasn't the most felicitous choice of phrases? Thanks anyway kmkat.

Yeah, wish my funiture would take no dust... I'm still trying to figure out if what they meant to say was the yarn won't pill. Any other ideas?

Calamintha said...

I'm very intrigued. Where did the yarn come from? Is it wool?

I don't about Gossamer either especially as it wouldn't be practical here with the temperatures being cool most of the time.

Cindy G said...

Oh, I've been up to my old eBay tricks. It came from a vendor called Yarn Treehouse. It's 100% wool. The auction description specified Australian wool, though the label does not. The label says "Made in China", though the auction didn't mention this. Each ball is 62.5 grams with 1000 yards. It's very smooth, almost slick. Just finished a few more rows, and working with the two strands goes well.