View Full Version : when i win the lottery ...

06-15-2008, 04:18 PM
I may be able to afford these yarns ..:rofl:

I was reading the Knitting snobs thread and was shocked to see yarns that sold for as much as $300 a skein. :chair:I couldnt believe it!

Who knits with these yarns?! has anybody here knit with a yarn like that?

OK these are the two that were mentioned in the other thread: http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=4507 Vicuna yarn
and http://www.qiviut.com/store/index.cfm?target=home&CFID=2094780&CFTOKEN=32264828 which is Alsaskan Qiviut yarn.

have you come across any super rare or super luxuary ( read super expensive)yarns out there?

06-15-2008, 08:55 PM
The most expensive I've knit with is a 50% camel hair/lambs wool blend. In 1980 it was over $10 a 50g skein. It is amazingly soft. The only reason I could afford it is that my hsband traded his labor for yarn and I was able to get some nice yarns at that time. No way would I consider paying a lot for yarn today.

Jan in CA
06-15-2008, 09:53 PM
Nooooo I have never even felt a yarn that expensive much less knit with it! I'd be terrified! :zombie:

sue in canada
06-15-2008, 09:56 PM
Even if I had the cash I wouldn't buy it. Like Jan said, I would be too scared to use it.

06-15-2008, 10:59 PM
That's as much as dh and I paid for our first car.

06-15-2008, 11:06 PM
Hey Everyone!

Da-ang!!!:oo::oo: I've never even seen that expensive of a yarn on the internet, let alone feel it. Even if I did win the lottery... I dont know, you've always got to have some reality of how much things cost:teehee: I would hate myself if I botched it... much to stressful!

Beautiful yarn though....:heart:


06-16-2008, 01:37 PM
WHen I win the lottery I will live in cashmere.

06-16-2008, 02:18 PM
I would easily buy the Qiviut, it benefits Native Alaskan women from a tiny little village.

06-16-2008, 03:21 PM
That's crazy!!!! I'm going to show it to my husband & tell him I want some! Then maybe he wont be so upset at all the other yarn purchases that aren't anywhere CLOSE to that price! I'll remind him its all about perspective - I COULD buy that if I wanted to!!!;)