Not so much with the Shiny


I finally did get my Knitpicks order and was able to start swatching up my Ripple.  The Shine Sport yarn is fine, but I just didn't like knitting with it.  The cotton/modal blend is smooth and soft, but there is no spring to the fiber.  Now that isn't really too unusual in a cotton yarn, but my main objection was I just didn't like the look of the knitted piece.  Clearly it was a problem with the synthesis of me and the yarn.

So I packed it up and returned the lot (minus the swatched skein of course) and ordered some Elann sport weight wool as I think I'd prefer knitting with a yarn with more spring.  I'll get to swatching that up next week when I finally have some quality time off…