cotton balls

Thursday, October 06, 2016

So, Kim made these cookies and posted a pic on Instagram and I was all over it.  Oh my goodness.  A fall version of the classic pecan snowballs.  Delicious.  They have the perfect amount of fall flavor.
Let's talk cotton.  100% cotton and to be more specific Billie Jean Yarn.  This is some of the yummiest cotton yarn I have ever knit with. However, I forgot a few specifics about 100% cotton.  You know how you can break wool?  Quite often when knitting with wool, I don't even use scissors,  I just break the yarn.  Well, pretty impossible to do with cotton.  And also, the cotton threads can separate and that one little thread can cause I big snag.  I caught it when taking a pic last week for Instagram.  It caught on a little chip of paint.  (See that beautiful pull up there?)
After much debating in my head, I finally came to the conclusion that I should rip it out.   Ugh.  Steve thinks it's so cool that ripping is part of the process of getting the right knit.  Gonna definitely go with that attitude.
Seaming is happening tonight.  I plan on finishing it over the weekend.

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7 comments

  1. Singing in my head to the tune of Whip It, "when something comes along, you must rip it..." painful in the moment, I know I would feel happier with that spot fixed too. Put on some good music and rip it, rip it good!

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  2. Kathleen10/07/2016

    Ripping makes my husband nervous, but he's learning. Good luck.

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  3. Yup, you are so right about that cotton strong, but snaggable characteristic. But doesn't it look and feel wonderful! As do those cookies, which I remember making with my Mom. We called them Mexican wedding cakes. xo

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  4. Being both a knitter and a quiltmaker, I do a lot of ripping. One of my quilting friends says, "The Lord loves a cheerful ripper!"

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  5. Can't wait to see this finished! I just know you are going to wear the heck out of this one. Also, I never regret the decision to make things the right way. The sweater I am knitting right now has a fairly simple cable pattern that I CANNOT manage to get my head around. Rip. Rip. Rip. I am determined to get it, though!

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  6. That fall version of Mexican Wedding cakes/Russian tea cakes sounds good. I used to drop by a neighborhood market in the city and couldn't resist buying a package of them sweets. I'd practically eat the whole thing myself. I really like your two-toned yarn although cotton I don't tend to knit with unless it's for dishcloths. I need to thoroughly inspect Wool & the Gang's site.

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  7. those cookies look so delicious, like little clouds indeed! And the billie jean yarn looks amazing, I've heard good things. One day I'll give it a try!

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