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Old 02-24-2011, 11:25 PM   #11
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Glad you found some great yarn options to check out! I just wanted to second the opinion that Lion Brand's Wool Ease might be a good one to look at ..... I've had great results with it and love that it's machine washable. I believe it comes in a variety of weights, too (worsted, chunky, thick & quick). The wool content adds warmth (I live in Canada too, so I know about cold!) and the acrylic makes for a yarn that stands up well to wear and washing.
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:28 AM   #12
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The difference is that unless a wool is in a blend or marked "superwash," it's not machine washable. I just bought Plymouth Encore for a scarf, and its squishy as a pillow. Wool-Ease has less wool and more acrylic, and is slightly coarser.
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Some blends will felt, it depends on what they have in them. The sweater I'm making has Trendsetter Vigna for the yoke and it's 52% wool, 48% acrylic. I did a swatch and tossed it in the washer and dryer and surprisingly it did felt slightly. I did this intentionally to see what would happen.

The key thing to look for is that it says 'superwash' or that it says machine washable.
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[quote=hookedonknitting;1316814]LOL! Yes I am sane on most days, not all though!
Dear hooked, Sweetie, do you think any one else in this world is sane on every day? If "most days" is your description, you're doing very well and a whole lot better than most, judging from world events lately.

. . . and don't worry,your twins, for sure, will be potty trained before they go to college, even if some days you don't think so. I guarantee it.

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Well I went to micheals and I found a supper soft lion brand chunky boucle. It was on sale so I got enought to finish the blanket
God I hope they will potty train fully soon!Ack! My boys are identical too, so i am glad to hear yours stayed together as friends!
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