A yarn about yarn.
Wendy @ Knit and Tonic is always running into a knitting snag of one kind or another.
She writes such an amusing blog about it too. Which is always great fun to read.
But I don't. I'm Miz Safe knitter. I usually choose yarn I am sure about. I knit patterns I am familiar with. No problems.
But this week I ordered yarn from Schoolhouse Press. The folks on the phone were very nice. The price was right. The yarn looked soft and perfect for the blanket I have been yearning to knit. So I bought the unknown yarn for the big project.
And yesterday it came. I opened the box.
Color is fine.
I reached in an picked up a skein.
Not so soft. I feel lanolin.
I sniffed it. (because I sniff things)
And....ewwww....smells like sheep.
I don't think I can knit with it...and it is too bulky.
After casting on and doing a swatch there is no way this can be knit into the pattern I was dreaming of.
And, well, it smells icky.
Yesterday I told Carmon I was an Total Agrarian Sympathizer.
But when it comes to smells on the farm....
Call me a City Girl.
Well...not a smelly City Girl. Oh forget it!
I'm sending the yarn back.
Yarn purist, I am not.
Back to safe knitting I shall go.