Part of any fibre enthusiasts hobby is an appreciation of yarn. Choose two yarns that you have either used , are in your stash or which you yearn after and capture what it is you love or loathe about them.
My second choice of yarn is a yarn I don’t love, but feel a kind of grateful nostalgia towards. I’ll probably never ever use it again, but before a wonderful world of yarns opened up in front of me it was all I knew and for that it will always hold a place in my heart.
this pattern. With no further ado (or thought of gauge or fibre content) I bought some spearmint coloured Fab! and cast on. All went smoothly and a few weeks later I had my jumper. It was a bit short and wide but I’d heard of blocking so I gave it a go and learned my first lesson about ‘killing acrylic’. No matter, it still looked fine and I proudly wore it for a day and vowed never to do it again! I was not terribly warm, yet I was quite sweaty, not long after that I got acquainted with natural fibres and the Fab! was consigned to my history books...and my bank balance has never really recovered from that.