So I have a bit of a quandary on my hands. You see I often take my little crochet projects to work on during my lunch hour and my boss is always very interested to see what I'm up to. We eat lunch together everyday, during which she reads books on her iPhone and I hook away. So after completing this project a few weeks back, she mentioned she might like a scarf too and I suggested what I great idea for a Christmas present! I instantly regretted it the nano second the words came out of my mouth. I am such a perfectionist when it comes to making something for someone else I often get myself in a tizzy. So to cut a long story short I toddled off to the LYS in search of the perfect yarn, thinking that would solve the problem. After shelling out quite a fortune ($7.75 for 50g) on this lovely pink yarn I rushed home to create something wonderful.
Now 14 creations later, 13 froggings, using needles and hooks and scouring the Internet and Ravelry, I have sort of settled on this pattern.
I bought six balls and it should barely be enough for this scarf.
The pattern is so lovely and really quite fun to do. Its coming together quickly and the yarn is just delicious to crochet with. In fact even to knit with as I made three attempts to knit a scarf before settling on crochet.
The trouble is this. It's not very soft. I mean it feels soft in the ball, but it doesn't drape well and I think it might even bit a tad scratchy? Well at least I think my boss might think its a tad scratchy. Of course me knowing how much it cost and how lovely the wool is thinks its wonderful.
So here's my quandary. Will she think it's lovely being a non yarn person? She's the nicest person and so complimentary, but I worry it's not soft enough. Has anyone out there used this yarn before? Should I just go purchase the cheap, acrylic, but super duper soft yarn I used in the scarf she admired? I think part of the problem is the amount of money I spent - please don't tell Mr. VW, he may pass out - or should I just get over it? At this point I'm leaning toward keeping it for myself and buying new yarn.
Please, your advice needed!