It's been another "crazy" week here in wizard-land. A long floor-set at the store, which involved four very long nights of working until 2 am, and then back to my office during the day - (snoooooze time now). I am so grateful that it is the weekend, and it is sunny! (and finally above 48 degrees!)
Yet somewhere in the midst of all those crazy hours, I stumbled across a few minutes to knit on the very gratifying "Premiere Swing Top" by Classic Elite.
Speaking of cotton: I really liked the feel of the SWTC organic cotton-milk fiber yarn in my hands. It was soft, not harsh. It feels wonderful.
What I didn't enjoy was the zillion and one knots in every skein! (truthfully, there were "only" about 3 knots per skein) sigh. This is one of my biggest pet peeves... One knot in a skein is one too many (just sayin')
there is just no need for knots in any skein of yarn (well except that the producer is 'cheap' and doesn't want to waste any lengths of yarn - What it translates to is that the knitter ends up "wasting yards and yards - as I did. I had to tink back to one side of the project when I discovered a knot in the middle of a row. Cotton is very unforgiving when you try to weave in ends in the middle of a row - and invariably, you will end up with a telltale "bump" in your project where there should be none.
The sad thing about this discovery is that I 'know' the owners of SWTC, and they are fabulous people. It's a shame that these skeins do not represent who they are as people. Do I love and support their company? yes. very much so. Did I totally and completely complain loudly to myself about all the knots in these skeins - absolutely!
I will be weaving in all those loose ends and sewing together the pieces soon :-) and maybe it'll even get warm enough here to actually wear this little beauty -