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gman78
12-17-2009, 10:28 AM
Hi all, I'm wondering if you can help.

I've got this yarn, and I want more! Trouble is, I have no idea what it is.
What I do know:
I bought it at a big craft store (Michaels, A.C. More)
It had a raw, unrefined paper label on it - no glossy ink or fancy labeling.
It's very soft and quite variagated in color, and has a bit of fuzz to it.
I've started the 'My so-called-scarf' with it and suspect It will be a better length if I can track down another skein.

TIA!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v613/g-rocco/Misc/yarn.jpg

gman78
12-21-2009, 12:29 AM
apparently it's mystery yarn!

True story: I have 9 skeins of a nicely colored yarn (dream project: sweater) that is labeled 100% unknown fiber. I bought it not knowing a damn thing about fibers, and was just figuring I'd convince someone to knit a sweater out of it for me.
There are 2 more of the big box stores to check out, then I'll go talk to LYS people and find something close and complimentary I think.

WandaT
12-21-2009, 07:43 AM
Hmmm, it's not ringing any bells for me. But I will keep my eyes open for you when I stop by there.

sandy57th
12-21-2009, 10:19 AM
Pretty sure that's Tweedle Dee by Moda Dea. Unfortunately, not only has the yarn been discontinued, the entire company has folded (it was a division of Coats & Clark). If you want more, you could try looking on eBay or through Ravelry, a knitters site. You have to sign up and acceptance takes a few days, but it's free and an invaluable resource. http://www.herrschners.com/Product/Moda+Dea+Tweedle+Dee+Yarn.aspx

AngelaR
12-21-2009, 10:26 AM
I have to agree, it looks like Moda Dea to me, but not sure which flavor. I am sure you can find some at Ravelry or Overstock.com. I would be careful on e-Bay, however. I bought some discontinued yarn, and the seller swore it still had the label and was what I needed, only to get it and have it be not the right yarn and not the right color.

Live and learn, caveat emptor.

sandy57th
12-21-2009, 10:52 AM
Buying from eBay and Amazon secondary sellers is always slightly risky, but having done a great deal of shopping on both sites, very rare, and both companies will refund your money if there's a problem. If you got stuck with something wrong from eBay, contact them! They are very good about these situations.

gman78
12-22-2009, 01:11 PM
That sure looks like it! Thanks tons :thumbsup:

Just poked around some more, Modea Dea Tweedle Dee yarn in Indogo Run is it!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3263/3123652411_8268278110.jpg

Just ordered some up to finish the project. Many thanks!

melmac51
12-22-2009, 01:17 PM
Whatever it is, it sure is pretty!