When I knit the sample swatch for this yarn, I thought it was nice that it didn't slide around on the needles. I was able to make very even and precise stitches.
Now that I'm knitting endless stockinette, I find it hurting my hands - and my shoulders, neck, and back. If I knit too long on it, I get a headache.
I feel like a kid being punished for breaking my "NO SILK" rule.
So far I'm seven inches up the body knit in the round.
A big part of the problem is my desire to knit a firm fabric. I'm using #4 needles. The yarn would be more comfortable to knit on #6 or larger needles. But I'm not starting over now. It may be a pain to knit, but it's very pretty and I'm going to continue on limiting myself to 9 rows of 250 stitches a day.
Guess that means I need to start another project. Time to pull out some sock yarn.
Pattern: My own creation. I think I'm going to call it "Painful Pearl".
Yarn: Elann Soie Lin. DK weight. 70% silk, 30% linen.
Color: Seed Pearl.
Needles: Options #4.
Gauge: 6.26 stitches/inch, 9 rows/inch after washing.