Now that I’ve got a couple more projects off the needles, I’ve made room in the knitting basket for newer knits! I began the Ruffled Surplice while travelling last week and I’ve finished the back and about half of one of the front panels. I love the color of the Rowan Cotton Rope, but it’s not the most fun to knit with. Since it’s 55% cotton and 45% acrylic, I thought it might have a little more “give” than another cotton yarn. But after a while, the process feels more like beating the yarn into submission rather than knitting and purling. It’s a bit stressful on the hands… wrists… elbows… or maybe I just knit too much. I’m also knitting on size 8’s, and the ball band suggests size 10 needles, which could be adding to the problem. But I got gauge, and I really can’t imagine this yarn on size 10’s, anyway.