~I just bought what is the worst ball of yarn I’ve ever worked with. The yarn is called Coffee Beenz by the Plymouth Yarn Company. The pattern I’m knitting is one of my favorite hat patterns for men: Canadian Winter Hat from Sally Melville’s Book 2: The Purl Stitch. We’re headed to Montreal this week and the hubs needs a warm hat.
I’m using double strands so I’m knitting from both ends of the ball. Within the first 1/4 of the ball there were already four factory joins in the yarn! GRRRRRR! I don’t think I’ve ever had a ball of Noro that didn’t have a join, so I’ve come to expect that. But 4!!! in the first quarter. Sounds as if this ball should have been dumped. Do yarn stores purchase seconds? THEN, if you look at the label you’ll see that there is another end which showed up. Hummmm, THREE ends in this ball? I haven’t knit down to that end yet. So very annoying. If I didn’t have to have this hat done ASAP, I would have driven the hour to return it. Yes, I know it’s not the yarn store fault, but this ball SUCKS!! I was looking forward to an enjoyable knit. Sigh…….
Back to Montreal! We’re heading up this week to stay with my brother-in-law. He’s lead architect on the largest hospital being built in North America. We’ll be there for a week. Any ideas on sites to see, places to eat, fiber stores, etc will be appreciated! We’ve never been up for a visit so we’re totally excited!