It looks like knitting on the Saroyan has stopped.
You see, I came across a knot. I have spent over a week trying to join together the yarn so that I could continue knitting. So far nothing works.
Malabrigo Silky Merino is a single ply yarn so I am unable to use a braided join.
I tried a Russian join but could not get it to secure. It just slips apart. This yarn is like taking a cotton ball, pulling it apart, and then trying to stick a needle through the middle. Add in a bit of silk and you have quite a slippery combination. There really isn't a "center" in this yarn.
Knotting the yarn will be my next try but I am not too confident that it will work. Plus, there is the whole idea of having a knot right in the middle of my knitting.
I have never been so disappointed in a project before. Actually, I am not so much disappointed in the actual project but more disappointed in myself. Mom's birthday is tomorrow and there is no way this will be done by then.
I can't be the only one that has had trouble with this yarn. People use it every day and I know the Russian join has worked great for them. I have watched every video and read every online tutorial I could find and I still cannot complete what is considered a simple join with this particular yarn.
So here I am.....whining. Big time!
I hope that as soon as I post this complaint, I will magically come up with a join that will work with this yarn. Keep your fingers crossed for me, okay?