Once upon a time (2010) I bought some Knit Picks Bare Roving and dyed it.
I loved how the colors turned out but the resulting yarn was stiff and scratchy.
I used it for a rather hopeless pattern. It was some kind of vest like thing, knit in one piece that I kept screwing up.
I managed to finish the darn thing but I hated it. I never wore it until........
...this winter. I actually wore it to death-like everyday. It was cold, really cold. Not-like-Maryland cold and that stiff scratchy thing was what kept the chills out. It was like a shawl with armholes. I love it. I am getting ready to pack it away with care thinking that I really could use something else like this (in black) just in case we ever get another winter like this one. God forbid.