I just learned about this Knitting and Crochet Blog Week project, and I thought why not? I have a blog. I knit. Done and done.
Today's topic is to discuss two yarns that I have either used, are in my stash or which I yearn after and capture what it is I love or loathe about them.
I love KnitPicks Felici sock yarn. It comes in limited-edition colorways, and I have a very difficult time not buying multiple balls of every color when a new bunch is released.
Image from KnitPicks website
Ankle socks for my sister-in law
Naive Socks in pink (not pictured) and blue/purple
Plain green socks - I am not ashamed to say I made these in a different green as well.
I wear them a lot.
Plain pink socks
Rainbow Summer Lovin' Socks
Now that I really look at what I've made out of Felici, I realize there really should be some fingerless gloves or baby hats in the mix.
Felici is inexpensive. I admit that it probably won't wear as well as higher quality yarn. This fact coupled by darning may mean that I rethink my adoration at some point in the future.
But I'm not there yet!
ravelry image by petraknits
I don't loathe this yarn; I just don't know what to do with it. When I had been a knitter just long enough to realize that a local yarn shop going out of business was a stash-enhancing opportunity not to be missed but not quite long enough to really understand yarn, I bought... a lot of this. It's Manos del Uruguay Cotton Stria. It's kinky, like '80s hair that's been tortured with a crimper.
I bought enough kelly green to make a sweater, enough red to probably make a sweater, and a couple hanks of a light/medium blue.
It's sat on my yarn shelves for a few years. Whenever I visit the stash, I look at it, admire the pretty colors, and then reach for something else. Someday, I'll figure this one out!