Our lovely Secret Pal 10 Hostess, Robin, has a new contest up for her group of participants. Robin has asked us to post about our favorite and least favorite yarns.
I'm going to save the best for last!
My least favorite yarn of all time has got to be Red Heart - Supersaver. It had been a long while since i had worked with Red Heart and i decided to give it another chance this past Holiday Season. I was hoping that maybe, just maybe there might have been some improvement or maybe it just wasn't as scratchy as i remembered? Time has a way of making the mind forget, afterall. So, it was with this great hope, that when one of my nieces asked for a scarf in pinks/blues & purples and i did not have the time to get to one of my favorite LYS, i headed to WalMart looking for the offender. I walked out with this lovely, errr....garrish bundle....
What was i thinking?!!!!! Isn't that awful?! It's the worst! I cast on. After working with the yarn for only about three rows, my hands almost seemed to be developing some sort of an itchy feeling. There was no way i could allow one of my loved ones to wear ANYTHING made of this yarn!! The little bundled infiltrator has been shoved into a deep, lower drawer...only brought out for this photo. It went right back away. I don't want anyone to know i even own it. I really should drop it off at the Goodwill! Shhhh!!
Let's move on to something a little more pleasant, shall we?
My favorite yarn, SO FAR...is Artyarns Supermerino. Mind you, there's a ton of different yarns out there that i have no tried yet. This yarn, i came upon by chance. I used to visit the blog of another knitter, Michelle, who has saddly gone blogless to focus on family matters. Michelle ran a contest to see if her readers could guess which combination of stitches she had used in the most recent pair of socks she had knit. I was one of her winners. This was in the box she sent...
I made it into socks. They are the warmest, coziest socks ever! I LOVE them very much! If it's chilly, they hit my feet as soon as they are back out of the wash. Thanks Michelle, wherever you are! :)
Thanks for our SP 10 contest, Robin. You're doing a great job! Yea!