Today, when the mail got here, I was pleasantly surprised to find this magazine:
I was immediately super pumped just by looking at the lovely cover — those beautiful neutrals of the oh-so-touchable yarn, pillows, and blankets! I opened the magazine eagerly and suddenly realized that I know almost nothing about KnitPicks. The only thing I’ve tried from them is their Palette yarn, which I used for my mom’s and my own Juliana wrap, and while it was fantastic, I still wonder about their other products. So, determined to learn more about the yarns of KnitPicks and make an educated guess as to what variety I should purchase from them next, I began to industriously take in all the pages and information. Soon, this became overwhelming, because there are so many kinds of yarn available from KnitPicks, not to mention colors! My brain went into overdrive and all I could focus on was how much I liked these muted purple-y and dusty rose-y colors:
Oooooo, pretty! Then I saw this new kind of yarn, Reverie, the one on the cover, and I immediately wanted it:
It looks so soft and has such a glorious lofty halo! Then I realized another disappointing fact: I’ve never knit/crocheted with yarn that has a halo, and I am absolutely terrified that if I did, all my hard work would be instantly destroyed the first time my item needed to be washed.
So this is my plea to you, dear reader: please share your KnitPicks experiences! What yarns have you used, and which did you like or dislike? Which felt soft, which felt horrible, which held up after washing, which kept their shape, which pilled, etc.? Have you ever used yarn with a halo before? Is the price you pay on KnitPicks good considering what you get, or would you go somewhere else for a better price on the same quality? If you have any experience with KnitPicks yarns, please comment so that I can get a better idea of what their products are like! I’m so hesitant to buy yarn that I’ve never felt without having at least a good recommendation or two; do you know what I mean? Thanks in advance, and thanks for stopping by!