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SabrinaJL
07-19-2006, 01:08 PM
I'd like to make a poncho for my mom. I want a nice feeling, soft, not-terribly-expensive yarn, but I want it to be washable. So far I've only knitted with acrylic and there is no yarn store near me so I can go check out different types of yarn (Michael's doesn't have much of a selection). Any suggestions?

itsbecca1979
07-19-2006, 01:17 PM
I recommend you check out Knit Picks (http://www.knitpicks.com) They have a nice variety of natural yarns that are inexpensive! Also, Amy has banners on the site, so if you find a KP banner it's better to visit them that way so you support KH! :thumbsup:

jamiejeans
07-19-2006, 03:07 PM
So what you are saying is that if I click on the banner on the top of whatever page I'm on KH makes money?

Genius.

Yup, thats right! I also suggest www.yarnmarket.com. Their prices are pretty good and have a huge selection, and their shipping is pretty quick.

I am finding Mission Falls Wool 1824 is good. It's soft and a machine wash wool.

kemp
07-20-2006, 10:48 AM
Fist off doglover...I am a total idiot. I was just doing a normal reply to this post, but I must've had a finger slip and somehow edited your post (please forgive a new mod!) I'm really sorry. By the time I realized it, the post was already edited and I have no idea what you originally said. I'm sooooooooooooooooo sorry! :oops:


I recommend you check out Knit Picks (http://www.knitpicks.com) They have a nice variety of natural yarns that are inexpensive! Also, Amy has banners on the site, so if you find a KP banner it's better to visit them that way so you support KH! :thumbsup:

So what you are saying is that if I click on the banner on the top of whatever page I'm on KH makes money?

Genius.

It's a little more indirect than number of times clicked...the advertiser pays a set sum. However, if the advertiser sees that they are getting a lot of hits that come from KH, they are much more likely to purchase advertising again in the future!

SabrinaJL
07-21-2006, 01:53 AM
Thanks ladies. I was hoping for more recommendations of specific yarns. I checked out the Mission Falls Wool 1824 but I didn't see any colors that screamed "Purchase me now!" Any other suggestions?

Friskums
07-21-2006, 02:06 AM
Plymouth Encore is a great yarn. It's machine washable and usually pretty affordable.

They have a wide variety of colors and weights. Here's (http://www.plymouthyarn.com/index.php?nav=cYarn.yarnDetail&collection_id=000005) their site.

I usually buy this off Ebay (Roxysyarn (http://stores.ebay.com/Roxys_W0QQssPageNameZstrkQ3amefsQ3amesstQQtZkm) is a great seller with phenominal customer service) or google search it to find the cheapest price.

Hope this helps. ^_^ :thumbsup: