I’ve been working away on the sweater for my husband, and I’m starting to make progress.
The yarn I’m using is a really lovely cotton yarn, and I’m totally in love with the finished fabric. It’s crazy soft and luxurious-feeling (especially the swatch that I put through the washing machine)! I know my husband is going to love it.
But you know what I don’t love? Actually knitting with the stuff. There’s something about cotton that is kind of hard on my hands. I don’t know if it’s the fact that it has almost no spring, or if it is stickier on my needles than wool, but it’s a little bit of a pain to knit. Instead of sitting down in the evening and working through several X-files episodes, like I usually do, I’ve been slogging my way through a couple rows per night, which is making this sweater rather slow going.
But, I think I’m really going to like the finished product (or at least I hope I will!)
Are there any fibers you don’t like working with? Or am I just being crazy?