Remember the seven cardinal sins? You’re given the serious task of adding a new one to the list — another trait or behavior you find particularly unacceptable, for whatever reason. What’s sin #8 for you? Why?
In yesterday‘s post, I wrote about knitting hats and mittens for the winter and how I much prefer making them versus buying automated made objects. Something about the feel of the yarn and the coming together of the project.
As any crafter will tell you, there is a level of supplies in which you use. Normally, the best your money will buy. But sometimes, you go above that and have a standard that will not be broken…thus, if you do not live up to this standard, you’ve broken the 8th sin!
For me, I will not knit with any yarn that has acrylic in it! I just won’t! I knit with pure wool, cotton, bamboo, and alpaca just to name a few. All natural fibers. Acrylic is a synthetic fiber of polyacrylonitrile…aka, thermoplastic that degrades before melting! No thank you! It may be cheap, but I won’t knit a hat of cheap plastic, that won’t even keep you warm!
My Eighth Sin: Knitting with acrylic!