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gardenmommy
06-12-2006, 04:32 PM
Are they the same thing, just depends on where you buy them (LYS versus eBay?)...or was it handpaintedyarn somethingerother on eBay that is the same as MMMMMalabrigo?

Ingrid
06-12-2006, 04:55 PM
I believe Manos (http://yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=1815) is a different brand. Similar yarn, though. I can't say how soft it is, I've only felt the Malabrigo (http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=2644).

It looks like the Manos is a bit heavier.

brendajos
06-12-2006, 04:56 PM
pssssssssst....they LYS's in Omaha have both! ;) :thumbsup:

they are not the same thing though. Malabrigo is a lot softer.


i got your PM btw and forgot to reply (i am very easily distracted it seems)...tell your friend you want to do the LYS crawl in Omaha on Saturday! there are two great ones within blocks of each other. the other is in Benson (midtown Omaha if you don't know) and nice but not my favorite even though she did teach me....just not as much stock.

Julie
06-12-2006, 06:15 PM
The Manos colorways are stunning, I mean gobsmackingly gorgeous, but it's too scratchy for my taste. Mmmmmalabrigo, on the other hand, is soooo soft whenever I bring home a new hank I want to pet it for hours. :roflhard:

brendajos
06-12-2006, 06:51 PM
yeah there would be the cause of pilling fibers at Julie's house! :rofling:

brendajos
06-12-2006, 06:53 PM
btw...psssssssssssst....ahem...


There's a Cold Stone Creamery in the same shopping plaza as Purls! so if all else fails...there is always the ICE CREAM!!! :thumbsup:

geekgolightly
06-12-2006, 07:14 PM
The Manos colorways are stunning, I mean gobsmackingly gorgeous, but it's too scratchy for my taste. Mmmmmalabrigo, on the other hand, is soooo soft whenever I bring home a new hank I want to pet it for hours. :roflhard:

they are absolutely stunning arent they. i feel like im floating when i look at those saturated lovely colors on the www.flyingfingers.com site.

does anyone know of good things to make with scratchy yarn? not felted.

KristiMetz
06-12-2006, 07:58 PM
Geez, you guys think Manos is scratchy?

Hmmm, I must obtain some of this Malabrigo so I too can become jaded! :D

mintdee
06-12-2006, 08:30 PM
This Saturday? LYS crawl? Want to have a tag along? I will be in town this weekend :)

gardenmommy
06-12-2006, 08:33 PM
btw...psssssssssssst....ahem...


There's a Cold Stone Creamery in the same shopping plaza as Purls! so if all else fails...there is always the ICE CREAM!!! :thumbsup:

ohhhhhhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhhhhhh!

I think one night we're going for sushi, and maybe Indian Oven for lunch on Saturday. And maybe cruise Whole Foods Market for samples. :rofling:

brendajos
06-12-2006, 08:42 PM
I have to get my oil changed in Council Bluffs at 10am but should be back across the river by 11:30-ish i would think. So i should be free after that!

feministmama
06-12-2006, 08:45 PM
Manos, Malabrigo, there all mmmmmmmmmmmgood to me. WHen I win the lottery I will only knit with Manos verigated. or Malabrigo, whatever I can get my hands on. :heart: :heart: :heart:

Pixywhispers
06-12-2006, 10:51 PM
Hey GM,

Manos is "just wool" and Malabrigo is a merino. So the Malabrigo is softer. From my experience Manos is a little thicker.

BUT Manos cotton is very soft.

Julie
06-13-2006, 01:16 AM
Oh yes, Manos Cotton Stria :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

VictoiseC
06-13-2006, 02:15 PM
I want the Manos so bad to do an Einstein coat. My lys has lots of it and I've always thought it was extremely soft, nothing scratchy about that yarn at all. I'd actually prefer an outer garment to be a little heavier. I believe the Malabrigo has a bigger yard count... I wish someone would put Manos on sale already.
It's $12.95 where I see it.

geekgolightly
06-14-2006, 02:22 AM
I want the Manos so bad to do an Einstein coat. My lys has lots of it and I've always thought it was extremely soft, nothing scratchy about that yarn at all. I'd actually prefer an outer garment to be a little heavier. I believe the Malabrigo has a bigger yard count... I wish someone would put Manos on sale already.
It's $12.95 where I see it.

14 if you want colorways

i went to a different yarn store today adn they had the manos in the colorway i wanted so i bought 3 skeins. i seriously dont have the money, but i couldnt pass on it! ive been drooling voer this stuff online for months!

started my so called scarf and its as beautiful as i could have ever hoped.

and kristi, i agree that its pretty darn soft for wool. personally i dont know how people knit with noro brand. makes me itch just thinking about it!

geekgolightly
06-14-2006, 02:24 AM
link to my favorite colorway by manos
http://www.flyingfingers.com/shop/images/medium/__yarn__ManosDelUruguay__Wool/Woodland109.jpg

candicane
06-14-2006, 09:14 AM
I bought merino from ebay that I have heard compares to Malabrigo. I have not had the opportunity to fondle the Malabrigo, so I can't confirm this. I bought it from 100purewool and it comes from Uruguay. Shipping is not speedy, but reasonable if you are ordering more than one skein. It took about 15 business days to receive. It averaged out to $10/skein with 215 yards. I ordered the Madagascar colorway and am very pleased with it. I made a Karabella wrap with sleeves. It is sooooooo soft. I am definitely going to order more once I decide what to make.

If I find Malabrigo in Brown Berries on sale somewhere I am going to try it. I think someone was making an Einstein coat with it and posted a pic of the yarn.

100purewool (http://stores.ebay.com/handpainted-wool)

Candice

feministmama
06-14-2006, 10:14 AM
I've bought from 100purewool before. It takes a while cuz mine actually came straight from Uraguay. Nice colors, soft and yummy.

Julie
06-14-2006, 10:50 AM
100purewool is wonderful -- it is definitely as soft as Malabrigo. A touch lighter, but every bit as yummy. If the shipping weren't so outrageous, I'd have a lot more of it! :inlove:

VictoiseC
06-16-2006, 06:07 PM
Good for you Geekgo... (what a name!) I totally understand. Beautiful colors too!

I'm getting REAL close to buying a bunch of it for the Einstein.

Has anyone checked this seller's Manos? I wrote her to ask her if it definitely was manos coz there is no label. She wrote me back and said yes, she bought it without the labels. I have to wonder though if it really is the same.

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&from=R10&satitle=Manos+del+Uruguay&sacat=36589%26catref%3DC6&bs=Search&fsop=3%26fsoo%3D1&coaction=compare&copagenum=1&coentrypage=search&fgtp=&sadis=200&fpos=10024&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&sabdlo=&sabdhi=&saprclo=&saprchi=

Julie
06-16-2006, 07:13 PM
It's funny...if you read back in the feedback, one person said, nice yarn, but I'm not convinced it's Manos :roflhard:

But really, everyone else raves about it and says it's beautiful. :D

brendajos
06-16-2006, 07:57 PM
well hmmm....this (http://cgi.ebay.com/MANOS-DEL-URUGUAY-WOOL-YARN-Pluton-NEW_W0QQitemZ104752226404QQihZ020QQcategoryZ36599Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) one looks pretty similar to stuff that is taking up space in my stash but honestly, at that price, i would likely try it out either way. it's roughly 1/3 the cost of manos in my store so seems like it would be worth trying out.

VictoiseC
06-19-2006, 09:31 AM
Hey that's interesting Julie! I didn't catch that feeback comment!
thanks