As I can't discuss or show pictures of this project, I decided that what I would do instead is to give you a mini yarn review.
Prior to doing this project, I had not worked with any of the yarns produced by Blue Sky Alpacas. None of the yarn stores I frequent carry this brand, and I had been uncomfortable about ordering it sight-unseen, and so I was thrilled when I received my package from the designer and found some beautiful, soft Organic Cotton inside.
I will never touch this yarn again.
It's the most awful stuff I've ever worked with....and I don't say that lightly. Among the problems:
- It sheds badly. I have never had a yarn leave so much lint behind - on my face, in my knitting bag, up my nose, in a heavy layer on the counter after winding it into balls... It was nasty.
- This yarn is really heavy. My wrists hurt badly after one big day of knitting...and that's just not right. (This wasn't a gigantic project, either.)
- It's just not durable. I did have some seaming to do, and I really struggled to keep the yarn from falling apart during that process. I can't imagine wearing something made out of this yarn. It must pill like crazy!
- Personally, I'm just not a chunky yarn girl. The description says worsted, but it's more like a chunky weight if you ask me....and I thought it made for an ugly knit.
I feel like a heel for complaining so much, but really the yarn wasn't fun. I'm glad I had a chance to try it - especially given the wonderful reputation it has - but it just isn't a yarn for me!