I just wanted a mindless project, something that would be finished quick. I've missed knitting hats so I thought I'd do a quickie winter hat. After a few hours of deliberation I decided I would do just a plain stockinette hat with an inch of 2x3 rib in my Noro Kureyon.
I got this yarn incredibly inexpensive from a destash sale on one of the Ravelry forums... $20 for ten skeins!! I haven't knit with it since then though because (and I think you all know what's coming) this yarn does not feel good.
It pretty much feels like the nightmare wools of my childhood, and I'm not even wearing it yet - just knitting with it. It's scratchy, thick and thin in places, it's over spun sometimes to where it curls back on itself and in other places it's not really spun at all. I'm even having to stop and pick out little sticks and pieces of dirt fairly often.
But the colours... Oh the colours!! I love the subtle transition from cream to tan to grey....
So my dear readers and dear friends, I ask you: How the heck to I get this yarn to where it's wearable? Do I have to line it with something ( and if so, how the heck do I do THAT? Do I wash it in something that will soften it? Do I have to felt it to make it soft? Should I try blocking this hat?
Why does Noro have to be so scratchy? Have you knit with this yarn before, and if so, what did you knit with it?