You may have spotted me saying that I don’t really like to knit with super bulky yarn, because I don’t feel as if I’m really knitting – more lifting the yarn around the needles. However today I have to confess I’ve been enjoying a spot of super bulky knitting.
Last week I came home to find this on my doorstep…
Oh yes, free yarn – from a friend who tells me she’s got to face up to the fact, she’ll never get round to using it. I did try to persuade her otherwise, but my persuasive powers are not strong when I’m attempting to talk myself out of free yarn.
Inside the bag was an odd skein of DK and just under 2kg of Artesano Super bulky alpaca/wool yarn in four beautiful colours.
Very very soft and bouncy and totally yummy!
I instantly wanted to knit it.
Despite having a heap of more important things to do, I spent
hours some time on Ravelry toying with the idea of knitting multi coloured poncho. But I just knew I wouldn’t wear it.
As my more important tasks nagged, I remembered I need to knit some more samples for my cable workshop I’m running in October.
An excuse I could now totally justify starting a project with the beautiful russet – it’s prettier than the photo below shows.
It’s still feeling like a guilty pleasure and I’m try to ration myself and get on with my other projects, which need to be completed ahead of it. But I’m loving those stolen moments with my super bulky. Not just the lovely thick soft yarn, but how quickly it grows.
Do you have a crafty guilty pleasure?