Thank you one and all!
To answer a few questions:
No, I have not been keeping the two skeins in separate bags…but will do so tomorrow!
I am knitting a basketweave baby blanket with the microspun. (K5-P5…end with K5 on WS; K across the entire row on the RS) You are right, microspun is a p-i-t-a to knit with, and very splitty! I had lots of skeins in my stash, purchased on a sale a couple of years ago before I knew better…and am trying to use stash yarn as much as possible in light of my New Years something-or-other! It does present a lovely finished product though, especially garter stitch, and this basketweave. Will never again work with microspun! All of my giftees have been thrilled with the baby things I have made for them, especially in the kiwi lime green and the buttercup yellow. Young women these days love those unusual colors for baby things.
I try to keep the strands ‘apart’ as I knit…but then get clacking along…trying to get up some speed…and forget til the kinks catch up with me and choke at the needle!
Thanks to all of you. Any other body that wants to share some insight or tips with me…puleeeease do so!