Jun 3, 2009

Definitely Neon

I finished the first of the Neon socks earlier this week. They're every bit as loud as I thought they' be so I quickly cast on for the second sock before I could think of a reason not to. If I procrastinate at all this pair of socks will become a lost cause. I just keep reminding myself that I bought this yarn. It wasn't forced on me. If nothing else I'll remember this in the future when I'm buying yarn and not make the same mistake again. I hope.

Stiil Neon

There are other reasons I don't love this yarn that have nothing to do with the obvious color issue. It's pooling like nobody's business. I think it's because of the short runs of color. That's another thing to watch for in the future.

My final gripe with this yarn has to do with the fiber itself. I've never had issues with superwash yarn before but for the first time I understand the complaints that some people have. This just isn't as soft as other yarns I've worked with. It feels just a bit plastic-y. No a happy thing.

MmmmmThen again, this lovely lollipop of yarn hasn't done anything to alleviate my displeasure with the neon yarn. I wound it up on my new nostepinne the other day and found it the perfect antidote to the neon. The color is deep and rich and the yarn is wicked soft. Care to take a guess what it is. Mmmmmm....

The only thing that these two yarns have in common is that they're both being used for great patterns. The Mad Weave is a wonderful design full of nifty detail. It's well written and a pleasure to work. This luscious lollipop is being used to make Kiila and so far I like this pattern very much too.

4 comments:

Carole Knits said...

Wow, those ARE bright. I hear you on the pooling thing. I'm knitting a pair now that are pooling like mad. It doesn't really bother me but it sort of does.

JessaLu said...

Wow. If you can knit a pair of socks from screaming neon, I should probably just put on my big-girl pants and knit a pair with the green yarn that has me pouting...

Sarah said...

off to add another pattern to the queue

Julie said...

Those ARE bright! I'm with you on the pooling - I don't mind a little pooling, but get very frustrated with a lot of it. The pattern is pretty though :-)