I bright and colorful infinity scarf has been finished. I don't really want to whine and complain but his project could have been so much fun if it wasn't for the terrible yarn I choose to crochet with.
I adore the colors and I fell head of heals in love with Drops Cotton Light at my local yarn shop. Maybe it was the fact that I could see it in its flesh, squeeze it and squish it, that made me purchase the whole range of colors available right there and then, I don't know. But once at home I realized I had made a big BIG mistake... Just see this review I wrote in pure frustration back then.
It is funny because I have never experienced a struggle working with a yarn before and this truly was the first time. I thought the type of yarn didn't matter that much, that you could crochet with anything but oh my, was I wrong? As they say "You learn the hard way in life", I would like to add "And you learn the hard way in crochet too..."
This yarn, which is a soft DK weight cotton/poly mix, 8ply worked on a 4mm/US6 hook, is NOT made for crochet. It is as simple as that. It splits, it separates, it knots up, it comes off the hook and it tangles up. It makes you growl like a bear awoken from her deep winter sleep. It makes you stomp your feet like a hare calling for his tribe with his big back feet. It makes you arrrrrrhhh, iiiiihhhh and sigh the deepest sighs. It makes you want to throw that crochet WiP you are working on across the room on a very bad day...
I put it aside, needless to say, for a while... Picked it up again, and put it away in pure frustration. And so finally, after the new year had been ringed in, I decided to finish this.
Don't misunderstand me. I love this infinity scarf of mine. And at the end I actually figured out how to work with this yarn in a nice and smooth way. But it needed perseverance, patience and a whole lot of will to make it through. Now I am contemplating with myself if I should maybe make a matching hat to complete it all. I think it will be a perfect late winter scarf and hat set. For when spring flowers peek out from the little snow left on the sides of the roads one day. That day seem far away as we speak but I know it will be there sooner than we think. And the left over scraps needs to be taken care off anyway. I mean after all yarn just can't be thrown away and especially not yummy delicious yarn like this, right?