I've been thinking about the yarns and the projects I've enjoyed knitting with. Does this have anything to do with the how fast I complete a project. In my last post, I mentioned how I did not like knitting the handwarmers with Noro silk garden. I found the inconsistent nature of the yarn very annoying. Sometimes, the yarn was very thin, other times very think and fuzzy. I often felt as if I was knitting with twigs or weeds. Maybe that had something to do with the color I chose, I'm not sure. I bought the yarn initially to use for clapotis, but I didn't get very far. I didn't feel as if I'd enjoy wearing it once I finished it.
I've also realized I don't enjoy the other craze that's going through blog land. Kid silk haze. It is so frustrating. I don't enjoy not being able to figure out exactly where I am in a row. I don't enjoy moving the stitches which have become stuck to the needles over. I don't like the difficulty with tinking back and I don't enjoy the feel of the floss in my hands. If I get motivated and finish River, I cannot see myself every knitting with it again. Of course, I have 6 skeins of it sitting in my stash.
Part of the enjoyment I get from knitting, I get from the feel and texture of the yarn. Not to mention the texture of the finished project. Worsted or DK weight yarn provides that feel for me, that comfort, which says relax. Laceweight and floss is not for me.