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Cristy
03-26-2006, 10:23 PM
When I was at the LYS this weekend, dh found a huge...hank(??) of yarn...I've never seen one like it...It was not really a hank but I don't know what else to call it...It was Manos De Urguay (sp?) and it was about as big around as my thigh, 25-30" maybe...and about 2' in length...

Does anyone know what this large "chunk" of yarn is called--is it just a really big hank or something?!?!?!

Ingrid
03-26-2006, 10:26 PM
Heaven???

Cristy
03-26-2006, 10:28 PM
LOL... :roflhard:

I should have expected such a response....

Julie
03-26-2006, 10:37 PM
At one of my LYSs they have the Manos all bundled together -- like 10 hanks are together, and if you ask they'll separate them. I think maybe that's the way that Manos sends them? :??

In any case... :inlove:

Cristy
03-26-2006, 10:46 PM
that's a thought Julie...my husband thought it looked like a large wig--he was trying to convince me it'd fit my head nicely... :shock:

Ingrid
03-26-2006, 11:21 PM
Come to think of it, I once got what I thought was a huge hank of Shetland wool. I thought the ball was going to be the size of a basketball! When I took off the yarn tied around it, though, it separated into normal sized hanks.

Cristy--you should have agreed to wear it as a wig, just to get it out of the store! ;)

Sara
03-27-2006, 10:42 AM
Was it the bulky weight Manos? The regular ones are larger than other hanks, but the bulky is ginormous!

Cristy
03-27-2006, 12:09 PM
Ingrid--what a good idea....I can see the headlines now..."Woman jailed for swiping yarn...husband held on related charges..." :P

Sara (which, btw--your name, exactly as spelled will be the name of my next child if it's a girl...) -- maybe it was the super bulky...it was a very bulky yarn but I just can't imagine that equalling only one hank...

I just thought I'd check with the experts..I'll take a picture of it next time I go.

Julie
03-27-2006, 12:27 PM
Here's a pic of the ones at my LYS:

http://www.fringeknitting.com/images/larges/armoiretoplarge.jpg

:D

aylaanne
03-27-2006, 12:50 PM
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/aylaanne/Smilies/drool.gif

Jan in CA
03-27-2006, 02:07 PM
Here's a pic of the ones at my LYS:

http://www.fringeknitting.com/images/larges/armoiretoplarge.jpg

:D

OMG those do look like some sort of colorful, colonial wigs! Court would have been so much more fun back then if those guys had worn these colors! :roflhard:

Cristy
03-28-2006, 12:29 AM
yep..that's what I saw although I swear they might have been even bigger than that! I just wanted to have one to look at!! :) I'm sure they are mega-expensive!

Indygirl
03-30-2006, 07:39 PM
Come to think of it, I once got what I thought was a huge hank of Shetland wool. I thought the ball was going to be the size of a basketball! When I took off the yarn tied around it, though, it separated into normal sized hanks.

Cristy--you should have agreed to wear it as a wig, just to get it out of the store! ;)

:roflhard: I agree :eyebrow: