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blueeyes28
03-10-2006, 09:31 AM
I am in love with Caron Simply Soft yarn (yes the cheapest acrylic around) and here is why some of you may remember that maine dishcloth I made to try out the yarn well that sucker has scrubbed my counters and even a few pots and pans and been through the wash countless times and it still looks great and it is soooo soft (I catch myself rubbing it on my face all the time) it may not be really warm but it stands up to all other tests of durability I think! :XX: :happydance:

brendajos
03-10-2006, 09:34 AM
*gasp* :shock:

:rofling:

;)

quirky
03-10-2006, 09:58 AM
You go girl!

Dont let the fiber snobs get you down.

I am a poor girl in an upscale area. I can not tell you how many times I am complimented on my clothes and the complimenter wants to know where I buy. When I answer "Walmart" inveitably the comment is "Oh, I would never shop at Walmart!"

Acrylics are like that too - if you use them you get compliments on your work regardless of the yarn. Its only when revealing the source that the fiber snob finds fault.

njknitter
03-10-2006, 11:02 AM
I made a couple baby blankets with that yarn and it really is so nice and soft! I love lots of the pricey yarns as much as the next person, but hey, it's all about balance, right?

Lynn

blueeyes28
03-10-2006, 11:08 AM
Yes that is right and if you are like me and need things that can just me thrown in the wash this is the way to go there is no pilling whatsoever.

brendajos
03-10-2006, 11:17 AM
to be clear, being a fiber snob or apparently a clothing snob, doesn't necessarily have anything to do with not shopping at walmart. There are many people who don't shop at Walmart for far more important reasons.

blueeyes28
03-10-2006, 11:22 AM
I don't have any thing against fiber snobs or Wal-Mart I was just expressing my feelings about that particular yarn :D

brendajos
03-10-2006, 11:28 AM
lol i know...i just thought i would throw that out there. i actually made my new nephew (who really should show up pretty soon cuz i am tired of waiting for him!) an afghan out of it and it is lovely to the touch!

blueeyes28
03-10-2006, 11:33 AM
Oh good I thought I started a fiber fight and I have heard they can get very nasty!! :roflhard:

brendajos
03-10-2006, 11:34 AM
actually that could be fun if people were gonna start throwing fiber! i will just sit back with my basket and catch whatever i can! :D

margie
03-10-2006, 11:52 AM
I just made my sons each a hat out of simply soft, and I like it! :thumbsup:

dustinac
03-10-2006, 12:18 PM
I really like it too so soft!!! I have some red and minty green in my stack right now.. the red is suppose to be like a shrug for me and the green I'm not sure yet.. :lol:

Cristy
03-10-2006, 12:39 PM
I'm using it for some of the things I'm making for the compassionate KAL. I really like it for baby items. I feel like it's getting a littly fuzzy as I work with it but perhaps that'll self-correct when I wash? From a distance it doesn't look so bad but up close you can see little frizzies all over it...it's all in seed stitch. anyone have thoughts about this?

sogrammatical
03-10-2006, 02:00 PM
I just made my sons each a hat out of simply soft, and I like it! :thumbsup:

Okay, so I'm really tired and I just read that as "I just made my sons EAT a hat out of simply soft." :??

brendajos
03-10-2006, 02:14 PM
I just made my sons each a hat out of simply soft, and I like it! :thumbsup:

Okay, so I'm really tired and I just read that as "I just made my sons EAT a hat out of simply soft." :??


:rofling: :roflhard: :rofling: :roflhard: :rofling:


okay that caused tears from all the giggling!

margie
03-10-2006, 02:28 PM
I just made my sons each a hat out of simply soft, and I like it! :thumbsup:

Okay, so I'm really tired and I just read that as "I just made my sons EAT a hat out of simply soft." :??


Okay, so with the way they've been behaving lately, I might have thought that, but I really didn't make them eat the hats!!! :roflhard:

My younger son's hat is the "hot head" hat from S n B, and the older son's one is the same pattern, but just black and orange (he's a Philla. Flyers Hockey fan!).........

quirky
03-10-2006, 05:13 PM
Well it seems my comment was not taken well. I did not mean to be offensive.

feministmama
03-10-2006, 08:20 PM
My name is feministmamam and I sue Caron acrylics for baby things. (Now everyone say Hello Feministmama and make me feel welcome) :shock:

brendajos
03-10-2006, 08:27 PM
My name is feministmamam and I sue Caron acrylics for baby things. (Now everyone say Hello Feministmama and make me feel welcome) :shock:


LMAO! I had to do a quote of that so that the typo won't go away! :roflhard: :rofling: :roflhard:

aylaanne
03-10-2006, 08:58 PM
Well it seems my comment was not taken well. I did not mean to be offensive.
:?? I didn't see anyone who was offended....

I haven't knit with anything BUT acrylic yet. As much as I wish I could afford some cushy kureyon, so far the most expensive yarn I've bought was Moda Dea Metro. And besides, I'm not a fan of handwashing stuff, so I like acrylic for the washability. Go Simply Soft! :thumbsup:

Ingrid
03-10-2006, 09:08 PM
My name is feministmamam and I sue Caron acrylics for baby things. (Now everyone say Hello Feministmama and make me feel welcome) :shock:


LMAO! I had to do a quote of that so that the typo won't go away! :roflhard: :rofling: :roflhard:

I've met yarns that I haven't liked, but I've never attempted legal action! :rofling:

blueeyes28
03-10-2006, 09:09 PM
I don't like knitting with Kuryeon I have but it's scratchy and has little pointy things that stick out very where

blueeyes28
03-10-2006, 09:10 PM
Good one Ingrid! :roflhard:

brendajos
03-11-2006, 12:38 AM
Well it seems my comment was not taken well. I did not mean to be offensive.
:?? I didn't see anyone who was offended....

I haven't knit with anything BUT acrylic yet. As much as I wish I could afford some cushy kureyon, so far the most expensive yarn I've bought was Moda Dea Metro. And besides, I'm not a fan of handwashing stuff, so I like acrylic for the washability. Go Simply Soft! :thumbsup:


as far as I am concerned, you aren't missing anything with Kureyon. The colors are wonderful but i do NOT like it. not one little bit! i would prefer Caron over kureyon any ol' day!

Mienna
03-11-2006, 12:40 PM
I'm knitting my Mom a pair of socks out of caron simply soft (she picked it out for the colors and it's almost painful to look at it's so bright), but it is really soft and I think it's going to be firm enough it won't roll up in her shoes or anything of that sort. In general, I like it, except for the painful color. :p

Holly :XX:

knittingachiever
03-11-2006, 01:07 PM
My name is feministmamam and I sue Caron acrylics for baby things. (Now everyone say Hello Feministmama and make me feel welcome) :shock:
Hello feministmama! :lol:

threePOINTfivvvvve
03-13-2006, 08:29 PM
well it is... simply SOFT... how can anyone NOT love it?

Danielle
03-13-2006, 08:34 PM
I love simply soft too! I have even thought about knitting a sweater out of it... :shock: