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Old 12-17-2012, 01:05 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Ladyofblades View Post
Stupid question here but if you're a new knitter, how do you judge yarn quality?
Can't speak for anyone else, but I figured it out from talking to people who knew what they were looking at and asking a lot of questions just like yours. I still do 'cause I still don't know so awfully much.

My theory has always been if you don't know yarn, know your yarn dealer. Yeah, they have an interest in selling yarn, but they have more of an interest in keeping a customer -- if they're smart. But there's also a whole supply chain between the beast and the boutique that can be a resource.

But at the end of the day, what makes a yarn "good" is that it does what you wanted it to do and didn't evoke too much profanity in the process.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:22 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by mojo11 View Post
But at the end of the day, what makes a yarn "good" is that it does what you wanted it to do and didn't evoke too much profanity in the process.
That's quote could be used to describe many things in life. Not just yarn. Thanks for the advice and the anecdote.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:07 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
Somehow, the wording of your subject line (repeating 'well played') sounds like you were calling them deceptive.
Maybe its my generation but i view "well-played" as a term of endearment - almost amusement...

i apologize if i made them sound deceptive or sneaky - that was not my intentions at all.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:28 AM   #14
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Oh, don't know what generation you're in, but the phrase seemed somewhat snarky/sarcastic to me.

On the Ravelry Caron group, there have been some posts about this, and it seems that SS is not being discontinued by Spinrite, the new owners, and they may well be the manufacturers of HL's new yarn. Spinrite makes all of Michaels Loops and Threads yarn, which are similar to Bernat's, and also makes other house brand yarns.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:01 PM   #15
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I couldn't tell the tone from the title, but after reading through the initial post, I thought you were just teasing. I could picture you standing there with one hand on your hip and the other shaking a finger at the yarn warning it to not pretend to be something it's not.

I don't get to go to Hobby Lobby very often because I'm only on that side of town on Sundays. I think it had been over a year since the last time I was in, and when I snuck in a couple of months ago, I found their multi-aisle yarn selection was down to about an aisle and a half, with some clearance bins, and very few brands that were not in-house. (I was specifically looking for Lion Brand yarn.) It was very disappointing -- I'd been looking forward to browsing, even though I was alone with my energetic 3 and 5 year olds.

I've used I Love This Yarn once and I thought it was great, but it is too far away to make a special trip just to buy it.
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[quote=sakura-panda;1363475]I couldn't tell the tone from the title, but after reading through the initial post, I thought you were just teasing. I could picture you standing there with one hand on your hip and the other shaking a finger at the yarn warning it to not pretend to be something it's not.


This is pretty much what i did! lol!
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