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02-16-2006, 11:09 PM
Good evening good friends -
I'm looking at a beautiful lacey summer afghan pattern but will need to find some inexpensive yarn as this is a triple strand number and approx. 52 X 62 inches.
I've spent hours online looking at discount sites ... any suggestions of your favorites sites. Any opinion on Caron yarns? I've just finished an afghan with the 'one pound' Caron and found it really sheddy - fuzz everywhere as I knit, breathing in fibers - yeck. I"m hoping this is not a 'signature' of the quality of Caron yarn in geneneral, just the fuzzy intent of that specific yarn ... if that makes any sense.
Thanks in advance, ta ta :D
p.s. And did I see a chat room connected to this site or was that just wishful thinking?
02-17-2006, 12:06 AM
These are both good sites where you can get inexpensive yarn. I don't know much about the Caron yarns, so I can't help you there.
There is a chat room, but it doesn't get used all that much.
02-17-2006, 10:28 AM
What weight yarn are you looking for? What type of fiber? Yarn.com (you can link from this site) has a lot of closeout yarns. I have been eyeing a cotton/microfiber blend for a baby blanket.
02-17-2006, 01:20 PM
Sweet Ingrid -
Thanks for your response so quickly - I went back into both of these sites and just trusted that these were about the best prices I would find ... and actually saw more enticing offers than I'd seen before.
My projects are WAY needed therapy right now so need something to start again immediately.
What I do will depend on the worsted cottons I can find right now - thank you , sweet Ingrid for your response.
Right here our wind chill is 25 to 40 degrees below zero today ... HA - hard to think about knitting with summer weight yarns for my daughters Memphis, TN summers ... but every good thing is always forth coming
Sorry to hear the chat room isn't used much ... I find it kind of fun to be in a chat room with friends while I knit ... I wonder how we could pick up the interest more ... anddddd, could you quickly give me that link again ... thanks in advance ...
:?? need to find the funds to purchase my next yarns -
hugs to all, Margie
02-17-2006, 01:30 PM
The link for the chat room? Just put your curser over the Forum tab. There's a drop down menu for the chat room.
Don't be afraid to initiate a chat. When people want to chat, they usually post a message in the General Knitting section along the lines of "Anyone want to chat?"
02-17-2006, 02:32 PM
thank you - sorry I seemed so stupid ...
that's simple enuf ... now that I 'see' it ...
02-26-2006, 12:56 PM
Well, I'm still in awe of some yarn I found on 'smileysyarns' ... some Bernat cotton for a dollar ... so ordered 30 skeins for a porch throw in Memphis and be a table runner. I'm so new at all of this, I can't imagine how it will turn out as the pattern calls for 70% mohair and 30% wool worsted weight. I'll be using cotton worsted and the lace is REALLY open ... well, it will be beautiful anyway even if it isn't any too toasty for a mid summer's night eve.
Wish my digital camera was working as I'd love to share pics of things. I DO so love seeing everybody elses.
:( - I've practiced the new stitch for this throw but have only just now ordered the yarn so I have nothing to knit till it arrives ... this will drive me crazzzyyyyy :XX: ... need to have multiple projects going on at once, I can see... at least to give me some scraps to play around with. ... Now off to hunt down some 11 + circular needles.
Thanks again ... happy knitting