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ekgheiy
03-19-2006, 10:50 AM
I am soooo sticker shocked (http://www.kyarns.com/classic-elite-embrace-cashmere-worsted-weight-yarn.html)!!!!!!! I understand it's cashmere, but .... damn!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: The vest that calls for this yarn would require 3 skeins for my size. :help: :help:

nicolethegeek
03-19-2006, 11:08 AM
All I can say is "holy crap!!!" I realize that it's cashmere, and it *is* Classic Elite... but DAYUM!

{Yet another reason why the coat I want to make from two types of CE wools is only a pipe dream}

Jan in CA
03-19-2006, 11:14 AM
http://bestsmileys.com/eek/7.gif

brendajos
03-19-2006, 11:20 AM
lol what's really funny about that to me is that the yarn they picture isn't really all that pretty either. and i love those colors...they just look kinda muddy in the picture making it seem even more ridiculously priced!

ekgheiy
03-19-2006, 12:11 PM
{Yet another reason why the coat I want to make from two types of CE wools is only a pipe dream} Yes yes ... it looks like this vest is my pipe dream. Either that or yarn SUBSTITUTION, here I come!!! :lol:

ekgheiy
03-19-2006, 12:12 PM
lol what's really funny about that to me is that the yarn they picture isn't really all that pretty either. and i love those colors...they just look kinda muddy in the picture making it seem even more ridiculously priced! And did you check out the color selection - a whopping THREE choices!!! Sheesh, can they throw in a bonus color or something??? :rofling:

Ingrid
03-19-2006, 12:13 PM
I don't think any sweater could possibly be worth over $800 dollars unless it stayed up at night to clean the house for me. That is ridiculous. Can you imagine a $280 scarf? What's the point?

ekgheiy
03-19-2006, 12:20 PM
I don't think any sweater could possibly be worth over $800 dollars unless it stayed up at night to clean the house for me. That is ridiculous. Can you imagine a $280 scarf? What's the point? Totally!!!! .... although, I am sure that some place on New York or California, Paris or other "fashion" capitals have scarves for that much .... and that price is the SALE price. :roflhard:

Anyhooo - I'll put this yarn on my list for when I become a billionaire! ;)

Julie
03-19-2006, 02:01 PM
1800 yards for a vest??? Are you sure about that?? :roflhard: :shock:

Ingrid
03-19-2006, 02:02 PM
1800 yards for a vest??? Are you sure about that?? :roflhard: :shock:

Even if it only took one skein, that's still a $280 dollar vest!

allegra918
03-19-2006, 02:15 PM
I have this cashmere, Keja 100% Mongolian. The yardage is only 200yds, but this stuff is much more reasonable than what you were looking at.... sure it would still cost about $180....but that's still more reasonable!!!

http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/products/yarndetail/983


I'm using mine to make knit and tonic's Somewhat Cowl......

Ingrid
03-19-2006, 02:25 PM
I have this cashmere, Keja 100% Mongolian. The yardage is only 200yds, but this stuff is much more reasonable than what you were looking at.... sure it would still cost about $180....but that's still more reasonable!!!

http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/products/yarndetail/983


I'm using mine to make knit and tonic's Somewhat Cowl......

And it's even MORE reasonable when you're wonderful dad buys it for you! :D

allegra918
03-19-2006, 02:57 PM
And it's even MORE reasonable when you're wonderful dad buys it for you! :D

:oops:

i actually had to buy a few more hanks for the cowl......

Yvonne
03-19-2006, 03:27 PM
I don't think any sweater could possibly be worth over $800 dollars unless it stayed up at night to clean the house for me. That is ridiculous. Can you imagine a $280 scarf? What's the point?

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Yeah, what Ingrid said! I mean.........I looked at the cashmere....it's beautiful, but.....but.....after all..........THUD.

You couldn't even wear the vest, you'd have to frame it!

knitqueen
03-19-2006, 04:23 PM
Might as well buy the actual goat if you're gonna spend that much!! :roflhard:

blueeyes28
03-19-2006, 04:57 PM
I think I am gonna throw up!! :help:

Ingrid
03-19-2006, 05:03 PM
I think I am gonna throw up!! :help:

This is exactly what would happen if you knit yourself an $800 cashmere sweater! :rofling:

Indygirl
03-19-2006, 06:01 PM
:? I'm trying to figure why I would use something this expensive. We have sooooooo much nice yarn to pick from at reasonable price. Oh well, I guess to each is own. I have about $125. in this sweater I'm making and I thought that was bad :roflhard:

sfavereau
03-19-2006, 06:10 PM
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh! And I thought my $59 and change spent at KP was bad for my Starsky cardigan.

ekgheiy
03-19-2006, 06:59 PM
1800 yards for a vest??? Are you sure about that?? :roflhard: :shock: Well - it's a vest and scarf combo. :shifty: ...out of the winter issue of Vogue Knitting. :thumbsup:


...I guess that explains the prices??? :thinking: :rofling:

Celine
03-19-2006, 07:28 PM
That's crazy!! I would never spend that much on it. :roflhard:

CarmenIbanez
03-20-2006, 01:28 PM
There are several sellers on eBay that sell recyled 100% cashmere for MUCH MUCH cheaper than you can buy new cashmere for. Just FYI!

Andrea
03-20-2006, 08:49 PM
http://bestsmileys.com/eek/7.gif
:roflhard: :roflhard:

knitstress_tygher
03-21-2006, 12:21 AM
I just showed that to DH, and he's much happier that my yarn purchases stay well under the $100 range.