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momwolf
08-23-2006, 07:46 AM
Is this good yarn has anybody used it?

Ingrid
08-23-2006, 09:43 AM
Something tells me you just got the elann newsletter! :teehee:

I used it for a sweater (which is still in pieces) and it's lovely! Super soft!!

momwolf
08-23-2006, 11:50 AM
Your right :woohoo: Have always wanted to use Alpaca and I can afford this.Wanted to make sure it was good stuff because price was so low.Thanks Ingrid

aylaanne
08-23-2006, 12:22 PM
Your right :woohoo: Have always wanted to use Alpaca and I can afford this.Wanted to make sure it was good stuff because price was so low.Thanks Ingrid
Low...price....alpaca.......


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skNYC
08-23-2006, 02:29 PM
Is Alpaca scratchy?

aylaanne
08-23-2006, 04:17 PM
Is Alpaca scratchy?
No, it's soft and light and delicious. It is to Angora what angora is to wool. Maybe that's an exaggeration, but I'm making a scarf out of alpaca right now and it's dreamy.

Ingrid
08-23-2006, 04:20 PM
I have never felt a scratchy alpaca yarn. Ever.

cookworm
08-23-2006, 04:23 PM
Julie, aylaanne is right--alpaca is DREAMY!!! I just made myself a winter hat out of it and a neck warmer, and I'm TOTALLY addicted!!! Before I became a knitter, I used to shun animal fibers because rabbit fibers bother me and wool always scratched me. Then, I discovered merino wool (which I LOVE!!!) and now alpaca. It is so darned warm and soft, I think you'll be happy with it. My sister bought me some Suri Dream alpaca that I'm going to make a throw out of, and I can't WAIT to get started!!!

skNYC
08-23-2006, 04:29 PM
Then the Elann alpaca yarns are dirt cheap ! :shock:

momwolf
08-23-2006, 05:34 PM
Thanks everybody I orderd enough to make myself a sweater :woohoo: Now I just have to wait for the maillady :woot:

08-23-2006, 06:11 PM
Didn't Mike from last nights Dirty Jobs say that Alpaca it 5 times warmer than wool?? :?? I think that's what he said. I'm making a scarf out of misti alpaca chunky and it's HEAVENLY!!!

Ingrid
08-23-2006, 07:23 PM
Alpaca is the warmest--something about the fiber being hollow.

I had deleted the elann ad because I'm not supposed to buy anymore yarn. It's a self-imposed edict, so easily breakable. I fished the add out of the trash and ordered two colors. :oops: I'm hopeless.

momwolf
08-23-2006, 11:53 PM
See thats what I'm afraid of :teehee: If I love this yarn I won't be able to stop ordering it :eyes:

XbelovedXoneX
08-24-2006, 07:17 AM
now what could I make with this... I was thinking of making the husband a sweater out of it for christmas, but then I'd just be jealous of him getting to wear it! :teehee:

Ingrid
08-24-2006, 08:03 AM
His and hers!!!

XbelovedXoneX
08-24-2006, 10:50 AM
I should have known someone here would be an enabler for me buying even more yarn! :rofl: