Review on Red Heart Scrubby yarn

Aaaand….we’re back.

I purchased this yarn several years ago with the intent of making it my “next” project, as soon as I was done with whatever I was working on at the time.  Oops.  I’d actually started this particular post around then.  Its been languishing in the Drafts section, silently accusing me every time I wrote about something else.  Why haven’t you whipped up this easy project?  I’d skim over the Drafts option and choose New.  Sometimes, that’s the way it goes.

So, what did I think after the two year wait?  The yarn is nice and scrubby, textured enough to make finding stitches a little difficult.  I can definitely see its value as a household cleaning item.  But this is a double-edged proposition.  For the yarn to be effective enough, it has to be coarse enough, and that can make it rough on your skin as you’re working it.  I had to stop twice before chafing started!  I will also add that I already have dry, rough, older skin, so this may not be an issue for all of you who try it.

As for the particular pattern I used, Fancy Flower Scrubber, that sucker is big.  I won’t be making a second blue one because I can’t see using them for their intended purposed.  It’s way larger than my hand so it wouldn’t be ergonomic for me.  I may whip up a simple square in hdc just to use it up…but later.  Need to give my skin a break.

An Easy Project…

Beautiful cowl in thet making.  Had to restart this at least 7 times!

Beautiful cowl in the making. Had to restart this at least 7 times!

Here we go again.

I just wanted to make something unique.  And pretty.  And write my very first pattern that wasn’t a simple washcloth!  Alack and alas, it wasn’t what I thought it would be.  I understand that this is a process, and sometimes what you’re envisioning vs. what ends up on your needles doesn’t always click.  But that’s not the issue.  It’s the constant revisions in order to get what you think you’re “envisioning”.  I don’t know how many times I was several rows into it before I realized, “Nope.”  And then I’d start all over again.  It’s a lacy, chunky, contrasting look and I’m excited to see the end result and all this start over, start over, revision, revision is incredibly frustrating.  I’m sure there’s an easier way to do it, because it really isn’t a difficult pattern, it’s just a newbie thing….hopefully.

And another hope; that when this is finished, I’ll be able to do a chart – ack!

Does any other crafter have this problem?  What did you do?  I want to know, because now I have another pattern I want to whip up and I still have all the bugs to work out with this – LOL!