I’m starting to compile a list of the weights and amounts of yarns I need for certain projects. I am going to Maryland Sheep and Wool in a few weeks, and last year I didn’t have a list, and ended up with yarn that I will probably never use. It bummed me out, for sure. I have realized over the last 6 months or so, maybe more, that I HATE BULKY YARN. I don’t know why, but anything over worsted is just…blech. I don’t want you to be offended if you love it, I just…don’t and I don’t know why. Really, worsted or aran is too thick for my liking usually, but I also want to try to knit a sweater at some point and don’t want to dive right in with a fingering weight sweater. That will come later. There are times I have and will continue to use bulky or heavier yarns, but they are few and far between. I have a coworker that can’t stand the fine yarns that I knit with (sport weight is fine?) and that’s how I feel about her heavier yarns. The baby blanket I am planning on making is worsted, and I do have some worsted in my stash, but I also have some acrylic bulky floating around that I bought when I was a brand new baby virgin knitter. I won’t use it. I don’t know what to do with it. I have given a bunch away to a former coworker for her nephews but other than that… I have no idea. It’s just taking up space. Maybe while I am off for surgery I will clean up the stash a bit. I’ll need somewhere to put the new yarn anyway. Are there any weights or styles of yarn you dislike? Do you know why or is it random?
FYI – I also hate cotton yarns so my husband will never get his Hitchhiker’s towel he wants for hiking. It kills my hands and I don’t even know what to do to fix that.