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knitpurlgurl
10-19-2008, 04:40 PM
Today is my birthday!!! :balloons: So DH gave me a rockin' laptop for my b-day (and the Addi Click set)and I got a big, fat check from the in-laws.. I think I will take my funds to the yarn shop and buy me some yarn.. but what to buy? I can't decide. I've been stuck in a rut and buying the same yarns over and over again because they are tried and true.

Any yarn suggestions? I don't want to buy SUPER expensive yarns. I won't pay over $20/hank. So what yarns do you like that I should try? And what do you typically knit with it?

Thanks in advance!!

auntcrafty
10-19-2008, 05:11 PM
I don't have any suggestions, but wanted to say

http://bestsmileys.com/birthday1/25.gif

Jan in CA
10-19-2008, 06:05 PM
Yarn for sure! :thumbsup:

Happy Birthday!!!!!!

auburnchick
10-19-2008, 08:05 PM
Well, there goes my suggestion of Tilli Tomas. Rabbitrescuer found it on sale at Little Knits for under $20, though, and she is so glad she caved to the pressure. :teehee: Tilli Tomas is lovely...simply heavenly!!!

What kind of yarn do you usually buy?

Have you tried bamboo? What about some Mmmmm? I'm knitting up a scarf with Mmmmm worsted...Water Green...and it's looking so pretty!

Do you ever knit socks? How about some Lorna's Laces?

Oh, and here's some yarn that's one of my favorites...

http://images.purlsoho.com/_keepout/products/1285/1285_detail.jpg

You can find it here (http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/products/yarndetail/1285). I use it to make fingerless gloves.

Hope these suggestions help.

Indygirl
10-19-2008, 08:07 PM
I love 'Cherry Tree Hill' & 'Happy Feet' for socks. I also like Debbie Bliss Merino for most anything else. That's just a few I can think of right now:wink:

mks22300
10-19-2008, 08:25 PM
Happy Birthday! :)
I second the Mmmmmalabrigo yarn!

dustinac
10-19-2008, 08:30 PM
:woot: Happy Birthday!!

I agree Malabrigo or some Misti Alpaca :happydance:

mwhite
10-19-2008, 08:51 PM
HAPPY BIRDDAY!!!

threesmom
10-19-2008, 09:10 PM
:balloons: Happy Birthday!!

I'm with Dustinac - misti alpaca - they have a bulky (http://www.mistialpaca.com/yarns2.php?material_id=2) that would make the sweetest, softest scarf:heart: YUM! And the last time I treated myself, I went with Noro Silk Garden.

I've always wanted to try Hand Maiden's Sea Silk (http://www.littleknits.com/products.php?cat=315) - pricey (which is why I haven't tried it), but oh so pretty!

Have fun, and post pics of what you get!

luvmykid28
10-19-2008, 10:03 PM
:woot: Happy Birthday to you...Thanks for this thread, I have found some new yarns I'm going to try out. I am too new to Knitting to make any suggestions. I hope you enjoy whatever you choose. Post some pics when your done.

Simply_Renee
10-20-2008, 02:04 PM
I did not get on here yesterday, so happy late b-day!

I have really wanted to try Malabrigo, Kauni (the rainbow one) and Noro Kureyon I think it is- I have been drooling over some of the projects I have seen!

RuthieinMaryland
10-20-2008, 03:21 PM
happy, happy, happy...

BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!
:clink:

I love to browse Knit Picks. Even their priciest yarns return a good value for the investment I've found, so it's a great place to start your quest!

Let us know how it goes!

Many happy returns,
Ruthie :knitting:

Sunshine's Mom
10-21-2008, 02:52 PM
Oh, Jeez! I don't have a computer at home so I didn't see this message until today but

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!:cheering: :woohoo: