Suddenly I realize I've been neglecting to blog, for which I kick myself, but only a little bit. I have been very busy, with all kinds of things. But at any rate, I owe you a review of this lovely stuff:
available for preorder right here. But at back to the yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Sport. I've talked about the mixed feelings much of the knitting world has for Knit Picks in another post, and won't get into it again. This one is 75% Pima cotton, 25% acrylic, and actually also comes in fingering and worsted weights, which is super convenient. Also, six bazillion solid colors, so there's at least one color for everyone. Also? Soft and fluffy like a cloud. All this combines to make Comfy my first pick for a workhorse cotton yarn.
Downsides? You do have to remember that it is cotton, and it behaves like cotton (although the acrylic content does mitigate it a bit). If you expect it to behave like a wool yarn, you will be disappointed. Also, when I frog it, it tends to send tiny cotton fibers into the air, which makes me sneeze. The yarn is none worse for the wear though, so I'll take it. Most fluffy soft cotton yarns pill like a monster, especially if you frog them, and this does not.
So really, I'll probably keep using this stuff as long as Knit Picks makes it. It's nice, and the price is right. Can't argue with that.