I thought I’d take a moment to review the yarn I’ve been working so much with lately: Comfy. After all, with thousands of stitches now under my belt with the shawl (which is blocking right now, yay!), I’ve had a lot of time to become intimately acquainted with the yarn.
Comfy is 75% Pima cotton and 25% acrylic. The color I’ve been working with is called Seraphim. When it first arrived, I thought it was gorgeous and perfect. It’s still gorgeous and perfect, but I’ve stared at it so long that the colors are now dull. (They’re not really, but I bet you get what I mean.) Anyway, color spot on for what I wanted.
The yarn is also very soft, but doesn’t seem to have a ton of structure to it. When I use my ball winder to wind wool, I get a somewhat sturdy center-pull to work with. I couldn’t keep the Comfy to stay together in a center-pull. I ended up winding the yarn, putting it in a plastic baggy, and using the yarn like that, with the yarn coming out of a small opening in the bag. It kept the yarn from going absolutely haywire. Unfortunately, it took me a while to come up with this idea.
The fuzz, oh the fuzz! While working with the yarn, I didn’t really notice just how much fuzz came off of it unless I was wearing my black work pants or if I touched my face. Then, it’s everywhere. I feel like I breathed in a good portion of the fuzz; it drove me crazy.
It’s a little difficult to block, too, but I mostly chop that up to my inexperience with blocking anything.
Now the positives! This yarn is really super soft. I didn’t really appreciate it until after I finished the shawl. It’s much softer than I anticipated the cotton yarn to turn out like. The stitches are also holding their definition so far pretty well. We’ll see how it is once everything’s done.
Overall, I would probably buy this yarn again, but for a smaller project and in a much brighter color. I have my eye on the color Rosehip, which is so vibrant. It’s very soft like I said, so I wouldn’t feel bad about using it for baby items. I haven’t washed my swatch, so I don’t know how the yarn will hold up in to washing. I may try that this weekend if there’s any time.
One more quick thing: Can you keep a secret? A little, absolutely adorable girl fell in love with Chadwick from first glance. Because it went to a basket for Employee Awards Day, I doubt she’s going to get him. That is why I started another bug last night. I made pretty good progress; I’m almost halfway through the third bump. I’m going to be working a lot on him to get him done as quickly as possible, which shouldn’t take nearly as long this go-around now that I’m pretty familiar with the pattern.
But, sshh! Don’t tell.