Since I began knitting seriously, I've been mostly busy figuring out how to knit, counting yards/meters for a project, buying the right set of needles, to understand gauge,... there's a lot to learn when beginning to knit. Since I watched Melody's podcast (she's so sweet, you should really listen to it) I realised that I'm not so fond of superwash yarns anymore. I never really realised what superwash meant. Thanks to her podcast I was suprised to find that all my stash yarn is labeled as a superwash yarn!
I always had a preference for 100% wool yarns. So I was always checking the composition of yarns I bought, to make sure it had organic materials. But 100% wool yarns aren't easy to find in local yarn shops where I live. Occasionally I buy my sock yarn in a lys which always has some polyester/polyamide in it. Then when I found out on internet shops that a lot of yarns, including sock yarn, were full merino I was thrilled! Sadly I now discovered it says superwash on the label too.
But I still think that knitting is fun though. It's just not so easy to buy yarn now anymore. That's a good thing, isn't it? I actually really love all the things I'm learning about knitting and yarn through this knitting community. Without this community I don't think I would have gotten this far with my knitting. It's wonderful to share all these things online and get feedback. So I'd not like to thank Melody alone for pointing me on the superwash thing, but also thanks to all my readers for taking the time to comment and visit my blog. I love reading the comments, they warm my heart and I'm always looking forward to read your blogs and knitting adventures.
How about you? Are you that strict when it comes to yarn composition?