Do you have any idea how difficult it is to get a decent photo of something knitted in black yarn?
by which I mean in focus, with crisp stitch definition, AND something remotely resembling the actual black
not a washed-out grey
actual black [ yeah fuzzy pic but the best I could manage ]
If the answer was no - well, consider yourself lucky
but knowing the difficulty doesn't ever seem to stop me from using black on a semi regular basis
take this week
I'm still working on the cardi in that red angora that Kay gave me but I needed a break from the fluffy little beggars that kept jumping ship and trying to set up an alternative residence in my eyes, nose and/or mouth
so why not knock out a nice, quick and easy improvised beret?
Might as well use that single ball of black Patons Smoothie
a yarn I will never willingly buy again.
I do have a ball of ivory sitting there and one day it may turn into something but I can't ever see myself walking into the LYS and thinking " ooh there's some more of that Smoothie - must get some"
... not even if it's on special
...for 50cents a ball even
If you GAVE me some ... well okay ... I'd find a use for it, but I don't know if we'd still be amigos afterwards...
do you now have a sense of how much I hated working with this stuff?
When I bought it, I was looking for something soft and smooshy and suitable for a baby beanie [ used something else in the end but that's just bye the bye ] and the woman in the LYS talked me into this stuff. Never again. Yes, it IS smooth but not really all that soft and is made up of 6 separate strands loosely twisted - notice I didn't say 'plied'- around each other to make a DK [ sport / 8 ply] yarn
... can we say "splitty"? 4mm needles
the yarn you already know about
1x1 rib and then alternate bands of stocking[stockinette] stitch and moss[seed] stitch
if you don't factor in the yarn
so here's some cuteness overload to balance all that negativity