DH recently purchased about 35 to 40 pounds of 100% acrylic yarn for me off of eBay. He knows how expensive yarns can get after going to the lys with me. He is addictive d to eBay . We are trying to cut back on spending and he thought he found a great deal on yarn for me on eBay.
I prefer blends and natural yarns myself but I have to find something to make with all of this yarn now. I don't want DH to think I didn't appreciated the thought.
I started using some of it to make my Einstein coat and noticed it is a bit stiff knitted up. I am hoping this will change once it is washed. And the dye that they used is coming off on my fingers as I knit
Has anyone used 100% Acrylic yarns before ? If so what do you make with it and will it still be this stiff after a washing?
I've looked for patterns calling for 100% Acrylic yarns .but I can't find any. This yarn doesn't drape at all , at least not while I am knitting it up it doesn't .
I know I should love the yarn I use, I know most knitters prefer blends and more natural yarns. I know knitters say don't waste your knitting time knitting with a yarn you don't love. But, and that's the problem here is 'But' I don't want to hurt my D(sweet)H'S heart, he was only trying to help and at the same time ease the pain to his wallet .
I would appreciate any input or ideas on what to do with it .