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Old 12-18-2007, 08:02 PM   #21
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That is such a wonderful gift! If you happen to have a local yarn store nearby, I would stronly suggest you go fondle...nothing better than feeling all those fabulous yarns in person.

We only have ONE LYS, and it's called a Stitch in Time.
ONE! I was in there Saturday, and boy, is their markup high!
I bought a couple of things, though.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:05 PM   #22
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I also have to recommend colourmart.com. I LOVE LOVE that place. I have some of their cashmere, cashmere/silk blend. and a TON of there 100% silk yarn. the silk is just soooo luxurious!! and shiny!! the cashmere is soooooo soft!!
affordable, too!
I need to look around for my favorite colors, there.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:08 PM   #23
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What is it you don't like about 100% wool. With that info maybe we can give you some more suggestions. I personally do not like scratchy wools, but love a nice quality 100% merino wool. And if it is superwash, even better!

I agree to make some pattern decisions, before yarn choices. You will be much happier if your yarn has a purpose.

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I'm worried that it will shrink up, and all my work will be ruined.
That's the ONLY reason I don't like wool.
It seems scary. I taught a felting class, and just freaked out, thinking about my relatives throwing the stuff I had knittted them, in the dryer. So, I ONLY use yarn that won't shrink.
Can you help me get over my fear?
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:15 PM   #24
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Superwash Wool! It does not shrink or felt. I prefer superwash merino because it is so soft! I love ArtYarns Supermerino. I also have some (but haven't washed it yet) Moda Dea Superwash Wool from Joanns. If you use the 40% coupon it is 4.80/166 yard skein which is a great price for superwash merino.

http://www.modadea.com/washablewool.htm

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Old 12-19-2007, 12:42 PM   #25
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Yeah! How fun!!! If you don't go the KP Options route. Have you tried Woolgirl.com or theloopyewe.com for yarn? They have some really nice stuff on their sites. I have found some really nice yarn there recently and absolutely love the brands they sell.
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Yeah! How fun!!! If you don't go the KP Options route. Have you tried Woolgirl.com or theloopyewe.com for yarn? They have some really nice stuff on their sites. I have found some really nice yarn there recently and absolutely love the brands they sell.
I'm not happy with Loopy Ewe. I've had an order with them for about a week, and have tried to call them on the phone, no answer. I emailed them, no reply. I'm glad I didn't send any money.
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I'm not happy with Loopy Ewe. I've had an order with them for about a week, and have tried to call them on the phone, no answer. I emailed them, no reply. I'm glad I didn't send any money.
Oh no. Thats too bad. I've never had a problem with them. I hope everything gets resolved for you.
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Superwash Wool! It does not shrink or felt. I prefer superwash merino because it is so soft! I love ArtYarns Supermerino. I also have some (but haven't washed it yet) Moda Dea Superwash Wool from Joanns. If you use the 40% coupon it is 4.80/166 yard skein which is a great price for superwash merino.

http://www.modadea.com/washablewool.htm

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Moda Dea super wash wool? I'll have to check it out.
superwash merino...did you know merino sheep are very expensive to raise?
I've been looking in to that stuff.
Also been asking the farm owners, the llama, alpaca, and sheep farmers here in Florida if they can recommend someone to teach me how to spin yarn. So far, nothing really.
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