Friday, November 23, 2007

Dead Parrot?

I've lost the will to live over this scarf.....



It looks like a dead parrot that's been dropped in a blender. The yarn skitters and slides around on the plastic needles like it was greased, but when I tried rosewood needles it required physical violence to move the stitches along. And I have mysteriously picked up another stitch from somewhere, but of course it's impossible to see where.

And newbies use this stuff? No wonder many of them never knit a second anything. If it wasn't for the fact that Mum will love it, I would have thrown it in the bin by now. However I've made progress since this picture...only the second ball to go.

And in the meantime I've kept this on my desk to remind me there are still yarns out there worth living for...


The colourway is "Porage Oats", from The Yarn Yard, plus the raspberry mini-skein is the one Natalie has been adding to all Porage Oat skeins sold in order to make the Have you Checked your Breasts socks designed by Jane, here. These socks are on my list...probably not before next Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but just I had to have the yarns and pattern ready and waiting.

Back to the Dead Parrot.

4 comments:

woolywoman said...

Oh yeah, the only way I knit that stuff is for my mom, too. If you get roped into working with Muppet Vomit yarn again, run a strand of sock yarn or cotton with it- it doesn't show and makes it act more like yarn and less like a stretched tribble.

Queen of the froggers said...

Dead parrot sounds awful!! I hope your mum likes it! Isn't that porage yarn lovely, I was lucky enough to get some too.

thereyougothen said...

crochet with it, don't knit or you'll lose the will to live. i speak form experience.

Anonymous said...

This typw of yarn knits well when doubles with something of a similar or contrasting colour and then knit them together (fewer stitches wide and bigger needles...of course) Also makes good hotwater bottle covers and bags, and is less likely to stretch beyond recognition. I don't like it that much either, but it does encourage new knitters and can be picked up very cheaply in places like QD... Quite nice as an edging on things too. Fran franmachardy@hotmail.com (I have to be anon as have no blog of my own!)