So yeah, it’s still all Saffy all the time.
|cardigan fronts always look so tiny to me!|
I’ve now knit a full ball of yarn (just over 100 yards). They’re not kidding when they warn you about the dye coming off on your hands. Look! After I realized how much dye was on my hands I stuck the yarn in a ziploc bag and was careful to watch what it touched. So far so good.
I’ve heard that denim yarn can be hard on your hands. I haven’t experienced any of this yet, but I don’t often get wrist or arm pain while knitting. So I’m not sure I’m a great barometer for those kinds of issues.
I was tempted to go with Elann’s Den-M-Nit because the price was so good. But since this is my first denim project I thought I’d try Rowan’s version first. I got mine on eBay from Jannette’s Rare Yarns. At $4 a ball I thought it was worth giving it a try. Even though Jannette’s is in the UK it only took a week to arrive (I’ve ordered from her before and had the same experience). She ships as fast as you pay.
I know this won’t be my last Denim experience though. Denim People has so many nice patterns!
I’ve always liked Delta, but Rowan got lazy and only did the pattern in one size. I know why they did it–they didn’t want to bother calculating out how to knit those two triangles to meet up properly for multiple sizes. But seriously Rowan…isn’t that why I buy a pattern to begin with?