there's nothing more frustrating than substituting a yarn and then realizing a few rows into the project that it's not working. that's what happened while I was making this:
Ha'Penny Loop Cowl by Staceyjoy Elkin (on Ravelry)
the pattern calls for 4 strands of DK weight held together. i don't have the patience (or that much DK yarn in my stash) to do all that, so i figured Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (in Citron...so pretty!) would work. wrong! the stitches are not defined at all and 4 rows in it already feels heavy. AND apparently some of the stitches twisted when i joined...*sigh*
obviously, chunky/bulky yarn would have made more sense. soooooo in a few minutes i'll be frogging this and re-casting using Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky in Pumpkin. this shall be a traveling project since my subway commute is 40-55 minutes.