Cotton.... Grrrr... *Whimper*

AKQGuy's picture
From AKQGuy

Now I truly am going to take a break. I got the baby hoodie that would never end done. I swear, I got the QAL done quicker! And not the hands truly need a break from the strain of cotton.

It is made out of Knit Picks Comfy fingering which is wonderfully soft and cuddly, but damn that cotton hurt my fingers. Lets face it, I just adore wool. Wool is magic.

The yarn for my sweater has yet to arrive and I plan on not knitting until after Thanksgiving. I never did get those books read.

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Spicemanknit's picture

I like this hootie, very

I like this hootie, very cool. It looks like this was made from the neck down judging from the raglan sleeves.
John

AKQGuy's picture

Actually it's from the bottom

Actually it's from the bottom up with the sleeves attached at the armpit and you shape the raglan decreases as you continue up towards the hood.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That did turn out quite nice,

That did turn out quite nice, Q. I think it's a great idea to send it with the next batch of baby hats. Whichever newborn gets it will be very lucky. Enjoy the break as you await your sweater yarns. See you around and about. -- BTW - Is that hood part of the original pattern or did you design it? I especially like it. The last hood I put on something I had to totally create as the one in the pattern was a horrible fit and hard to knit.

AKQGuy's picture

Thanks Joe. The hood was

Thanks Joe. The hood was included in the pattern and that was truly the part that felt like it would never end but as soon as the decreases started it was much quicker work.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Yes, it seemed like that with

Yes, it seemed like that with my hood also. Made even more torturous because I had to keep ripping out and reknitting until I realized I just needed to redesign the blasted thing and knit MY version. No wonder I shy away from hooded projects.

Kerry's picture

The hoodie looks great, and I

The hoodie looks great, and I totally agree with you about wool.

Kerry's picture

The hoodie looks great, and I

The hoodie looks great, and I totally agree with you about wool.

Tallguy's picture

Oh, another yarn snob is

Oh, another yarn snob is created! LOL After working with wool and then with another fibre, like cotton, you realize how great wool is. Cotton has its place, and you may need to change the way you work (your tension, etc) to enjoy working with it more. But there is nothing as nice as a really good wool, or a wool-silk blend! You have been spoiled forever! Mind you, despite all the dislike you have for working with this yarn, it does look great! Maybe you just need a break form cotton, go play with some angora/silk blend, and you will feel better.

Now -- ever think of working with linen?

AKQGuy's picture

Ohhh, I've been a yarn snob

Ohhh, I've been a yarn snob for a long time. And as far as cotton goes, this isn't horrible stuff at all and as I said, the finished object is as soft as can be. And I've had a fair amount of non wool projects lately, specifically cotton and cotton bamboo blends. So I agree, It's time for some more wool and I just happen to be waiting for some wool to arrive for a sweater for myself. Until then, rest it is.

And as for Linen, I've worked with both linen and hemp. Neither were enjoyable. In the least.

Buck Strong's picture

OMG! It's adorable!

OMG! It's adorable!

AKQGuy's picture

Thanks. I think it's going to

Thanks. I think it's going to go in the next shipment of baby hats to one of our local county hospitals for newborns.

ronhuber's picture

A very charming sweater. I

A very charming sweater. I admire your ability to work with cotton.

AKQGuy's picture

Thank you! As for the cotton,

Thank you! As for the cotton, it's not to horrible, I just find that it fatigues my hands fairly quick and you have to be observant on your tension