Thursday, November 18, 2010
You Get What You Pay For
Remember this? It's the Knit Picks mini sweater/ornament that Daughter wants a full sized version of.
I honestly figured that she would never really wear it so I ran out and bought the cheapest yarn I could find. I am not a yarn snob so I have no problem raiding AC Moore's for on sale acrylic. I got a sweater's worth for about $20.
I knit my brains out for 2 days and then decided that I was making a giant pot scrubber not a sweater. The acrylic was just too stiff and shiny for outerwear. The more I knit the more I hated it. I've ordered replacement yarn that is a step up but still in the affordable range. The crappy yarn is not wasted. It will make a very nice granny square afghan someday.