Let me first say that I was very happy when I did a search of posts on this site and found out that I was not alone in my dislike of working with Lion Brand Homespun yarn!
Several months ago, I started making this Homespun Ripple Afghan from a simple bonus pattern in the Boye "I Taught Myself Knitting" book. The yarn got on my nerves then, but I thought it was because I was new to knitting (just learned in February). After knitting about 18 inches of the afghan, I realized I screwed up somehow (I think I skipped a row of the pattern and I had about 6 inches of right side that should have been wrong side
) and I was too irritated with the yarn, so I just unraveled the whole thing and said I would redo it....eventually.....
So this evening, many months later, and apparently suffering from selective amnesia, I picked up this yarn and my pattern and was determined to get started on this afghan again. But after 2 rows in garter stitch, all of my memories came back to me and I said 'I can't take this anymore!!', slid the yarn off the needle and threw the yarn across the room. This yarn makes me feel
and makes me want to
I absolutely LOVE the colors of this yarn and I LOVE this pattern and this yarn looks and feels SO nice in the skein....but me thinks I will end up making some scarves with it instead.....eventually....err....maybe
Can someone tell if there is any yarn out there with the pretty, wavy colors of Homespun, in a soft bulky weight, that is not so annoying to use? Or even worsted weight, because I've adapted some blanket patterns in the past using slightly larger needles and 2 strands of worsted, when I'm too cheap to buy the nice bulky yarn.
And maybe I'm just too tight of a knitter to ever use this kind of yarn well, but I can think of nearly 20 different types of yarns I've used, and this is the only one that has annoyed me into fits.