The on again/off again story of one woman's knitting experience.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
I was checking out my blogger stats and saw that someone in Germany is reading this. Pretty cool! (Especially since I thought I only had two readers, one of which I'm married to and the other one of my good friends.) Willkommen! When I was in high school I took German. Fast forward to many, many years later and the only German I remember is, "it is cold outside". And now that we're getting into warmer weather, that's not going to do me any good...
I'm on the fifth skein! I hope to have a pic for you all (Hubby, F & my German reader) tomorrow. I think after blocking, it's going to be the perfect size. That's the good news. The bad news is apparently I started new skeins a couple of times in the wrong spot (middle) instead of the end of a row. The owner at the LYS said it could unravel because I didn't start the new skein on an end. WHAT? I asked if I should tink back to where I added the new skein and she said no. If I have to weave in *and knot* the ends of the middle skein, damn it, I will. I'm going to have to do some research on this. Especially since my yarn is machine washable and I'm sure they will be popping it into the washer from time to time. I don't think they'd appreciate opening the washer to a mess of yarn. And I wouldn't appreciate hearing that they did after all the time this sucker is taking.
Why I Like Machine Washable Yarn
Speaking of machine washable yarn, the main reason (besides pure laziness) is I had a bad experience with a scarf I made once. I chose this fantastic yarn that was hand wash. I decided on a pattern than was a little more complicated than normal. The end result was beautiful. The recipient, before wearing it even once, put it in the washing machine rather than hand washing it. It shrunk and fuzzed up and I had to make another scarf with machine washable yarn. What a waste of money and time - especially when it didn't even get to be worn once. Now I shoot for machine washable only, because people are going to forget to hand wash these handmade, *precious* items and I'm going to get pissed if it gets ruined. This helps both parties, as far as I'm concerned. Lesson learned.