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Old 03-30-2009, 04:02 AM   #19
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I've fondled some Cashmere balls, and honestly, Alpaca is softer and cheaper. I'll try it before I firmly blow it off, but currently I'm "Meh".
What kind of cashmere were you fondling? I have some Nord du Laine 100% cashmere that's nice, but it isn't a patch on some wonderful Chinese cashmere that Loop (in London) carries. Of course, the latter costs about 32 quid a skein. So the Nord Du Laine I bought on sale at 3.50 a ball works fine for me at the moment...

ETA: By the way, many cashmere yarns must be washed, sometimes more than once, before they develop their full softness.

OTN: Eyelet Chemise in Handmaiden Sea Silk (colorway: Midnight). Still. And a purple Donegal Tweed set of fingerless mitts, to try out my new Hiya Hiya interchangeable needles.

Latest FO: A shrug for an Anthropologie swap in beautiful Casbah sock yarn, in Cedar, a dark green semi-solid, my own pattern. Also a quick Noro Silk Garden neckwarmer for my friend Aideen, in a vine lace pattern.

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