Well, not my bag but other important pieces of knitting. I wanted to knit a Sivia Harding scarf for a certain person. I'd already knit the pattern so this would be the second. (first scarf I used a fingering weight) So I tried some Kid Merino/Mohair by Crystal Palace. The pattern called for Rowan Kidsilk Haze so it's definitely comparable. It also has beads. All good except I hate mohair!!! Gosh, this stuff was the thread from H E L L. Sorry but it wasn't for me. I love the color, love the feel of the skein but knitting with it was not so good. What you see here no longer exists. I had to literally cut it off the needles! The yarn wouldn't go over the join area well at all. I also learned I would need pointier needles! I was told by Knitnana that I needed Addi Lace Needles. She ought to know!
So, I find something else that I have on hand. Yes, I am trying so hard to use up stash. I get out this Berroco called Sprite, it's ancient! It's cotton, rayon and nylon, colorful and kinda hairy in it's own way. In fact the 'threads' sticking out all over it was a nuisance. I knit about 25 rows, my beads won't work either and I might not have enough yarn since I'm using a size 8! Stop laughing!!!! Back to square one. I do have some fingering weight Peruvian alpaca/silk in a camel from Elann. That will work because the first scarf I knit was in a camel too but different yarn, Lorna's Laces! Twice is a charm, right? I start knitting that one earlier today and BANG, it occurs to me that the person this is for is not gonna like 'camel' at all. She's too flashy for that color. So after this post publishes I am off to Knitpicks for SOMETHING THAT WILL WORK and hopefully works with beads I already have too!
The Kid Mohair is soon to make it's way across these United States to Ericah's Apparently she has more patience than I do and I am more than happy to pass it on to a good home! 2 skeins flying to San Francisco!!! Wasn't that fun? And it didn't even involve a contest!!!