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XbelovedXoneX
02-13-2007, 02:22 PM
I'm really wanting to make a Lady E out of silk garden, but I'm finding it cost prohibitive. Where have people found the best prices? If I can't find it affordable I will probably end up going with SWS.

jmp3775
02-13-2007, 02:40 PM
I got it on Ebay for I think $9 a skein. That being said, I ripped my first Lady Eleanor out because I want crazy about the Silk Garden. I was expecting it to be soft, not scratchy and full of twigs! I sold that bag on ebay, and I have another bag of 10 skeins up in my stash. It just didnt live up to the hype in my eyes.

jodstr2
02-13-2007, 02:42 PM
www.yarn.com
I think you get a 20% discount if you spend $60 and 25% disct if you spend $120.

mwedzi
02-13-2007, 02:52 PM
Little Knits often has this on sale at deep discount, usually less than $7 a skein and cheaper if you buy by the bag of 10. I think there's some there right now:

http://www.littleknits.com

ETA: just looked. only 2 colors available, but if you like them $55 a bag of 10! http://www.littleknits.com/products.php?cat=75

ArtLady1981
02-13-2007, 04:51 PM
The best Ebay prices will be in 'bags of 10'. I always get the bag of 10...even if I only need 8 for a sweater. The price of '8 separately' will almost equal the 'bag of 10'. Later, the 2 leftover skeins can be used for scarves, or incorporated into a NORO afghan...etc.

Here are a couple of my favorte Ebay yarn shop haunts:

http://stores.ebay.com/emtnestr_Noro-Silk-Garden_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ3QQftidZ2QQtZkm


http://stores.ebay.com/Yarnbow_Noro_Silk-Garden_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ987336QQftidZ2QQtZkm

http://stores.ebay.com/Yarnela-Yarns-Patterns_W0QQssPageNameZstrkQ3amefsQ3amesstQQtZkm

I keep tweezers handy to pluck out the little bits of plant fibers and twigs.
It is just the way it is with NORO 'silk anything'. The little twiggy things come out easy enough...and there are not really a lot of them. You can expect a few per skein, however. Silk Garden is worth the effort!

VictoiseC
02-13-2007, 04:57 PM
What's a Lady Eleanor???? :??

P.S. Just noticed this in one of my favorite sellers on ebay.
Really unusual colours!

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-NORO-SILK-GARDEN-LITE-2011-4-SKEINS_W0QQitemZ120034269705QQihZ002QQcategoryZ365 98QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

jmp3775
02-13-2007, 05:45 PM
She is an entrelac shawl from Scarf Style

VictoiseC
02-13-2007, 06:04 PM
Holy Moly, that's unbelievable. WOW. Really gorgeous and a lot of work I assume!

XbelovedXoneX
02-13-2007, 07:31 PM
Thanks everyone! I'm off to do my research... and math. :teehee: I had read silk garden was supposed to be soft. :shrug: Maybe I should just go with the SWS because I have found that to be pretty soft. I just wish they would add even more colorways!

ArtLady1981
02-14-2007, 03:44 AM
Dear Beloved One,

No, NORO Silk Garden is not soft. It is not scratchy, but definitely not soft like Merino or Cashmerino. NORO Transitions is as soft as NORO gets.

Also, a quick FYI: NORO Silk Garden is a heavier gauge than NORO Silk Garden Lite.

The original Silk Garden knits up like a worsted weight, whereas the Silk Garden Lite is sport weight. Thanks for the link to the Ebay yarn lady, Victoise! You are right...GORGEOUS NEW COLOR! Sigh.

ladyindica2000
02-15-2007, 06:46 PM
Just a FYI: Noro Silk Garden does get softer the more that you wash it. There is actually enough silk in there to throw it in the washer (on the gentle cycle of course) with some downy and it will soften right up. I was taken aback at first at how scratchy it was... softened up beautifully.

Hope that helps.

Trish

ArtLady1981
02-15-2007, 06:55 PM
Thank you very much for the washing info/softening info on the NORO, Trish!! :muah: