Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Hate the Yarn, Hate the Project

The bamboo tank has been done for a few days now. I was wrapping it up to send to the shop last night with the patterns, and I decided I actually like it. I've had a few compliments on it based on the picture, and I have to say I'm pleased with the fit. The drape of the yarn works well for that shape.

It was a good reminder about the importance of the yarn in the experience of knitting. No matter how much I might love a design or a pattern, or the colour, if I don't like the feel of the yarn and how it handles, I'm going to be miserable. And I was.

Would I recommend the bamboo yarn to others? With reservations. Certainly not for a beginner, or for an autopilot project, but I betcha it would look nice for lace work.

Given my very recent change of heart about lace knitting, I not going to risk trying it out. If you do, let me know how it works out for you.

1 comment:

Robin said...

I would agree! I have used bamboo yarn for a project and just got so frustrated with its splitty nature that I gave up on the project. I think I am going to rip and use for a scarf with an open pattern.