I bought some of Knit Picks new Heatherly yarn in hopes of starting a little sweater for a soon to be Grand. It's a big fluffy yarn and I was surprised to find it came in skeins. I shouldn't have been surprised because it clearly shows it in the photos but nonetheless it was a surprise.
I do a lot of sock yarn winding but I couldn't recall a time I had to wind yarn this thick or fluffy. It wasn't fun. In fact it was frustrating as heck.
After struggling through the winding I cast on without too much incident but decided I hated the pattern I had bought. What was I thinking? I hate assembling knit pieces and I had bought a pattern that had lots of finishing. After finding a better pattern-a seamless one, off to the frog pond it went.
During said frogging I broke my one and only 16 inch circular interchangeable cable. I have this very old Knit Picks set and I decided right then and there I hate the fiddlyness of it and went and bought several sizes of 16" fixed circulars instead-which was a small fortune btw. Now I have to wait for them to arrive before I can cast on again but since I am not going anywhere anyway it doesn't really matter. I've got plenty of other things to keep me busy.