A few months ago I purchased some of Spotlight's wool - it was going out on sale. It is a 4 ply, 75% wool, 25% polyester. In 100 gm balls:
I finished knitting the back. And I did not like it. I did not like the shape, or the way the variations lay in weird (to my way of thinking) stripes.
So I undid the back.
As anything made in this wool would give me the weird stripes, I had to decide what to do.
I chose a pattern, and knitted a tension square.
The tension was wrong. I changed needles and knitted another tension square. The tension was still wrong. I changed needles and knitted another tension square. THE TENSION WAS STILL WRONG.
By now I was getting fed up. So I changed patterns.
And knitted ANOTHER tension square.
The tension was right (well, near enough, which is right in my book, especially after all this tension square knitting!).
I discovered that knitting from two balls at once created problems - both balls getting tangled on each other, or jumping out of the knitting basket.
So I wound two balls together:
And all this before I even started the garment (and you non knitters thought muslins were tedious!)
Then I started. I rather like the fabric this yarn is making:
The pattern I am using is a relaxed blazer cardigan:
Knitting might be fun, but like sewing, it has it's frustrating moments :) . And still we come back for more :)
Enjoy your sewing (or knitting, or crafting) time,