Saturday, July 29, 2006

Sugar'n Cream v Peaches & Creme

I had hoped I'd have something wise to say today, for once. Instead, I sit and think about my stickyness. Let's not talk about the fact there was no AC or air circulation in the office today. I will probably start swearing again.

On my way home from work today, it was so humid that I saw spots on my windshield that could have almost been rain. At 79% humidity, it didn't surprise me at all.

So, I sit here, sticky. I'm sticking to the chair. Or, it's sticking to me? Thank goodness for small cotton crafts.

I finished another washcloth. I noticed three subtle differences between Sugar'n Cream (SC) and Peaches & Creme (PC).

1) Varigation. The SC varigated yarns tend to have longer sections of color. The washcloth in this photo is made from SC. Note how the yellow takes so long to appear, it pools in one huge section. The PC yarn, as seen in the photo in this post, varigates much quicker. I like it much better with small sections of color.

2) Softness. The PC yarn is actually a tiny bit softer. Since each washcloth was knit with a different brand, I played around and did blind "feel" tests. At first, I was spot on. (SD has more of a dry feel.) But after a while, test results were inconclusive. It may have something to do with "sticky."

3) Density. Last, and I hesitate to add this, it appears there is a subtle difference in the thickness between each yarn. I'll just leave it at that. I may be hallucinating. I used size 8 needles with each and they knit up differently. Of course, this may also be due to stress or other factors.

*At a loss for words*

Well, I guess I should go to bed. I'm totally drained.

1 comment:

Yaya said...

I think SC is softer than PC, it also has a wider color selection, but PC is cheaper. :)