Dear Cotton,

I used to like you quite a bit. You’re resilient and smooth. My stitches show up great in you.

But lately, we’re just not getting along.

my blue green gable
blue green gable

I am 21 rows of a sleeve and a crocheted edge from complete on this sweater, Cotton. It’s made of a blend of you. And yet I am having the worst time finishing it off. I am not enjoying knitting with you right now.

I will persevere. This sweater should be done tonight.

Cotton, I’m sorry to say, I am going to leave you for a while and shack up with Wool. I haven’t decided between projects yet, but either the Airy Wrap-Around Lace sweater in handpaintedyarn.com laceweight or the Patons Street Smart Cabled Hoodie in Cascade 220.

HPY laceweight
laceweight

Sorry, Cotton. We will meet again. Just not until my hands heal.

Love, jess

6 Comments so far

  1. E on February 29th, 2008

    aw! good luck with finishing Blue Green Gable.

  2. gleek on February 29th, 2008

    cotton makes my hands ache too :( too bad i love it so much!

  3. naomi on March 1st, 2008

    I think you should knit with that laceweight next. I want to see how it works up. :)

  4. Julie on March 1st, 2008

    Cotton is mean to me sometimes too. That’s Cotton-Ease? I love the color. Maybe it will learn to behave better when it’s on restriction. Always worked with me. Sometimes.

  5. stacey on March 3rd, 2008

    I’m with you. It’s torture. Even blends….love me some wool. There is nothing like that wool glide.

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