How’s your summer coming along? Things are pretty darn good over here. I forgot I had this blog here for a moment. Let me tell you, people, I’ve got nothing but socks for you. It’s all socks in the summer for me (which ties into the poll I took, but more on that tomorrow, when I will actually have finished socks to share with you). Let’s start with these. Actually, I started this pair of Jaywalkers in April or May. I’m not sure, and I didn’t bother listing a start date on my project page on ravelry. Why did I not do this? Furthermore, why would I abandon this seemingly decent sock? Honestly, I am not crazy about knitting with this yarn. In fact, I kinda hate it a little. The yarn itself is so pretty, with all its little flecks and its single-ply rustic charm, and the colors are lovely. Knitting with it, however, is a whole other experience, at least for me. It feels like I’m knitting with twine, and it keeps twisting on me as I knit. I have a friend who is interested in buying it off of me, but I am still debating whether I want to frog this (or stop right here and sell the leftover yarn) or forge ahead with it. I’m totally on the fence. I’m thinking I may forge ahead because I do enjoy the color changes as I knit. Oh, Noro! You’re so darn pretty, but so darn stringy and harsh.
Yes, my Noro ‘Ziggy’ sock has been put aside for the same reasons you describe…just so damn scratchy! I now feel like I know what knitting with lichen would be like. Interesting, but I don’t want to continue!
How does it feel after you wash it? Does the yarn get soft at all? Are you gonna wear them if they’re still scratchy?
The yarn does soften up after you wash it. I made some rpms with mine and I love them. If you hate the process though it will probably take you forever to finish them.
Oh I love those spring forward socks! Great colors on both of those! Very you colors. My brain turns to mush in the heat, and although I knit socks in the summer, they’re usually Vanilla Stockinette Socks.
That is pretty! What a bummer it’s not so fun to knit with.