pattern: Bex by Cookie A
yarn: Wollmeise Twin, WD (Babe), 131g
I have to confess that this project was one of those hobby milestones that really measures your devotion for the whole business. The last 45 rows were pure torture and this morning, after I weaved in the final thread of yarn, I did a William Wallace freedom speech and then sent zealous messages to my friends about how I'll never do this pattern again. Not my thing really, though the finished product looks absolutely breathtaking.
This was also my first go with Wollmeise. For this project, seriously wrong yarn, because it kept splitting like hell and actually started squeaking on my needles, which has never happened before. Drove me mad, that sound. Squeak, squeak, squeak... Plus the yarn in the first sock looks already dodgy, even though it has never been worn and has only travelled around in my project bag.
Regardless of being the wrong choice for this pattern, I could try Wollmeise again in for example a cardigan; it feels a bit cottonish and thus very soft and non-itchy. Probably gives a nice drape too for cardigans and such, since the yarn is very, well, sturdy.