suddenly i find myself with oodles more romantic frustration to sublimate and i'd been fawning over the picture of the mitred square afghan/blanket thingie in Mason-Dixon knitting so i began knitting up the mitres and guess what!?! it's one of the most fun things i've done in awhile and it's forced me to pay enough attention that i am actually managing to carry the second strand of yarn up the side and keeping the carried strand 'hidden' over the course of the contrasting coloured strip about 65% of the time. that's actually pretty darn good for me since i tend to let it all hang out since the edges are usually going to be buried into a seam, eventually. problem is, now the hooded jumper that i'm 1/3 of the way into rests at the bottom o' the knitting bag like an accusation. i've enough frustration to sublimate, enough ambition, but sooo very little time.
also, the striped mitred square thing will put some...well al lot! of that acrylicky goodness i got at Wally-World to good use. this yarn is so well behaved i'm considering taking back all the bad things i've said about acrylic. it feels pretty good, not too "hawt on the hands," moves well and doesn't bite the needles as long as they are metal, and the stitches look really crisp without looking "plasticky." and the colours are good and this stuff was cheap(* a quality i love in yarns but not in men, thank you.*) in fact, the strongest expletive i've used with this particular batch of Simply Soft yarn is "poot!" the question in my mind is whether there is a real difference in these acrylic yarns i.e., multis vs. solids. my only experience before now was with multi-coloureds and my experience with them were awful. now that i'm using single-coloureds it is like a completely different kind of yarn. does the dyeing process between the two make that much a difference or am i experiencing some kind of fluke?