I get very irritable when I am partway through a knitting (or crochet) project and one ball of yarn seems to have knots every few yards. I hate knots. I understand why the manufacturers repair broken yarn this way. They want to sell the yarn after all. BUT why do we as consumers accept this practice? Can they not (no pun intended) put these balls to one side and sell them at a reduced rate?
It's like buying a stack of scrap-booking paper and finding ink stains over a third of the pages.
Anyway, to change the subject slightly, today I have made a snowboarder's hat for a Christmas present. Happily the yarn I used was one and a half balls of Sirdar Crofter (Fair Isle Effect) Chunky and there was not one knot anywhere to be found!
I used a very easy pattern on CocoKnits
I also wanted to share with you a couple of items I bought from an online company called Bloom. They are a UK company making very realistic-looking silk flowers and flower arrangements.
Firstly, two Hanging Hearts made with ranunculus flowers.....
.......... hanging on my wardrobe door
... and a close-up view.
Secondly, a cute arrangement in a glass bowl:
I am very pleased with these purchases.
Much more so than with my knotty yarn buys!