I almost can’t wait to get to the 24/7 Cotton Yarn review, but first, let’s talk a bit about most cotton yarn. I haven’t created a ton of projects using cotton yarn, but when I have crocheted with cotton, I’ve been less than enthusiastic. Generally, cotton yarn leaves something to be desired. It’s a bit…lifeless. It gets easily stretched out, doesn’t have very nice stitch definition, and it doesn’t feel great running through my fingers for hours on end. I used Paintbox Cotton when I made this darling blanket for a friend who was expecting her second child at the time. It was fine – probably a bit nicer than the Knit Picks “Dishie” Cotton I’d tried before that, but not by much. They are really all pretty similar. (The blanket turned out wonderfully, by the way. I just didn’t enjoy working with the yarn!)
I know I mention knitting as one of my hobbies, but at this point, it’s really more of a pipe dream/work-in-progress/source of frustration. I’m new to it, not great at it, and feel like I’m all thumbs when I’m doing even the most basic garter stitch practice swatch. The fact is, being new at something is uncomfortable, and that’s all there is to it. I’m persevering, and I realized that a huge part of my problem was the knitting needles I was using.