I started making this scarf for a display at work. I picked this particular wool as it is a slow seller, something, I think, to do with the price tag as it is a hefty £17.99 a ball! Or rather, it was - as it is now in the Hobbycraft half price clearance sale.
I love this yarn so much, it is soft, gorgeous, silky, fluffy, warm and super cosy.
Knitting with it, however, was a bit of a pain.
Usually when I knit a scarf I can bash one out in an evening, or at a push over a weekend. This one has taken about 3 weeks. It knits up at around an inch per half hour. And as it is around 70" long, I reckon that's about 35 hours work!!
One of the issues is that this yarn is so slinky that you cannot speed knit, if you are a bit hasty with your knitting needles then you find yourself with an empty needle and lots of dropped stitches - it just slides off. And they are horrible to pick up, they just shrink away and you have to go and find a crochet hook to knit them all back up to the top again.
A few inches in I was desperate to go and buy a few balls and make myself a jumper, having now knit the scarf I am thinking again :) It would be lovely, but I know I would get bored and probably never finish it.
Still, it's a beautiful, gorgeous scarf. If you live near Carlisle, pop into Hobbycraft and go and visit it. It is upstairs, on the end of a display, you can even stroke it if you like :)