I bought five skeins of beautiful, soft, gleaming Debbie Bliss alpaca silk (aran weight) several weeks ago. And, for $4 a ball, no less!!! 5 balls for $20! It was such a steal.
This stuff is gorgeous. But I am just totally snakebit with it!
I started making the Connemara scarf
with it. It looks gorgeous. However, I screwed up and ended up with two many stitches somehow, and then fiddled around trying to fix it and lost my place int he pattern, and I just can't seem to get back on track!!
So, I started on d-made's Hoodie Scarf
. This scarf is just begging to be made draped about my shoulders this winter!
But the darn stitches keep sliding off the needle... this alpaca silk is so slick, the moment it slides of the needle the stitches start coming undone!
Adding to all of that... this stuff really is not a very sturdy yarn. All you have to do is look at the stuff and it starts to get very fuzzy and lose its twist. After all of the mucking about I've done with a couple of balls of the stuff, I don't know how many more mistakes I can afford before I have to start cutting off what I've used and throwing it away!
So, am I snakebit and I should just get a different yarn? What's the deal?? I don't think I would buy this yarn again just because it's obviously not meant for daily use. But I would think I could at least make myself a hooded scarf with it!