(Sorry, Becky. I couldn’t resist the “Slappy” bit.)
I just read a post from the owner of Knit Happens on the knitting review forums that the Rowan Cottoncash DK is snapping for people. Are you having any problems with it? I ordered some but am thinking of returning it if it isn’t very sturdy.
Okay, I’ve had absolutely no problems with this yarn snapping. But inquiring minds want to know, so I conducted an experiment. I cut a piece of Cashcotton approximately 16 inches long. With my hands about 4 inches apart, I pulled on it. I could not break it. (Remember, however, that I am an old lady with swollen aching hands.) I slowly moved my hands further apart, and when they were about 8 inches apart on the yarn, I could pull it apart, with some effort.
It didn’t “snap,” it just pulled apart.
Given the composition of this yarn, it doesn’t really surprise me that you can pull it apart with some effort. I’ve had absolutely no problems knitting it. BUT. . .
I have been knitting plain stockinette and doing simple increases and decreases. No cables, no ripping out and re-knitting. Nothing that would put undue stress on the yarn. Also, I’m a pretty relaxed knitter — I don’t do a lot of pulling on yarn as I knit.
So . . . your mileage may vary!
Alrighty then. Deli’s body parts are done and it’s on to the lace! The neverending lace. The lace that would not die. The lace from the Black Lagoon. The lace that ate Tokyo.
But, check out these cute little needles:
They are Aero brand needles, metal, made in the U.K., and they are about 6.75″ long. I have a set of these, in sizes 2.75mm through 4.5mm. I bought them ages ago from someone at a TKGA convention. They have their own little needle roll.
I love them to distraction. They are great for knitting small stuff like lace edgings and catnip mice.
Lucy’s Kitty Bed
I promise I’ll post a photo of Lucy in her new bed that shows her blue eyes when I can get her to pose nicely, looking at the camera. That might take some treats and coaxing though. Stay tuned.