Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Don't tell me there is a stage four around the corner!

Stage One
Wow!  Look at all that pretty yarn.  I love those lovely soft feathers.  And that faux fur is so silky and nice.  Wouldn't it be cool to have a jumper made out of all those pretty colours and textures?  Maybe I could start with a scarf.  That doesn't look too hard.
Stage two
What on earth was I thinking when I bought all that crap?  Feathers is such a bitch to knit with.  And I can buy 100% pure natural wool for less than the cost of all that nasty acrylic novelty yarn.  It might look pretty in a ball but it is butt-ugly knitted up.  I have no idea who buys all that fancy imported yarn.  Who in their right mind would spend more than $10 on a single ball of yarn when you can get 100% pure wool for less than $5/ball?
Stage three
That Noro is so gorgeous.  I know it's expensive but it is worth it.  Nothing else is quite like it.  Those colours!  I also never realised there was such a difference between merino and regular 100% wool.  Merino is so much softer.  It might be a bit pricier but it doesn't pile so much.  And I seem to knit it up far faster than the regular Patons/Cleckheaton/Bendigo wool in my stash.  I can't resist that Jo Sharp Silk Road Ultra either.  It's amazing what a little silk and cashmere in the wool blend adds to the garment.  And kid mohair is so much softer than that nasty itchy regular mohair.  I can't believe there are people who knit a whole jumper out of cashmere and silk yarn.  Don't tell me there is a stage four around the corner!


Taphophile said...

Spinning. It's a slippery slope.

chocolatetrudi said...

No! Don't say the 'S' word!