I was so excited yesterday. I had new squishies that i was lovingly patting at my desk all day and dreaming about knitterly things (i have things delivered to work, partly so that the postman doesn't take them back to the sorting office and also because it's an excitable addition to a day otherwise filled with powerpoint presentations and spreadsheets).
When i got home, i was tired, but not too tired to start a knitty project, so i got out my lovely new wool in the beautiful green colourway and started trying to learn to knit in the round using magic loop. Uh Oh. The yarn was all uneven, running thick and thin, worse still it wasn't plyed and was barely twisted in places so was all splitty. Anything i knitted wouldn't rip out because it all stuck to itself. And it wouldn't go over the knuckles of my circular needle. Oh woe was me. This is the last time i'll buy yarn off the internet without checking the comments page on Ravelry for that particular yarn.
I must admit though, it probably wasn't entirely the yarn's fault. My circs aren't great and the cables are too stiff and short for magic loop so i decided to buy some new ones from getknitted.....and ahem boughtsomenewyarn. At least i checked Rav this time though! That makes it ok, right?