This lovely pattern was made with the most beautiful soft merino wool (Patons Merino Baby 8ply in fact). But due to the fact that I worked in far too tight a tension, it felt like burlap. Dammit! So I finally frogged it today. - I think I've lost the natural bounce of the yarn, as it stayed crocheted up for quite some time and it now wound into balls. Will have to get my thinking cap on.