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Old 10-31-2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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Willow Yarns...
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I just received a mail catalog for a company I've not heard of before, Willow Yarns. Has anyone purchased from them before? And if so, what was your experience with them?

http://www.willowyarns.com/default.aspx

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Old 10-31-2013, 09:48 PM   #2
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They're new to me. This looks tempting. http://www.willowyarns.com/Product/Gosling+Yarn.aspx If it's good yarn I like the price.

ETA Love these colors...thinking Skew socks...electric....hmmmmmm
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
They're new to me. This looks tempting. http://www.willowyarns.com/Product/Gosling+Yarn.aspx If it's good yarn I like the price.

ETA Love these colors...thinking Skew socks...electric....hmmmmmm
You're so brave GG! Not much knitting scares me anymore, but Skew socks still do! Electric is a gorgeous colorway, isn't it?

I'd agree, the pricing looks pretty good, just wish I could fondle the fiber first. They have some cute free patterns too.
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Skew socks. If I keep planning them, I'm not making them. One of these days I'll run out of excuses and have to give them a go I guess. I keep hoping someone here will say they've had experience with this company. I looked at a free sock pattern, it was really nice.
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Skew socks. If I keep planning them, I'm not making them. One of these days I'll run out of excuses and have to give them a go I guess. I keep hoping someone here will say they've had experience with this company. I looked at a free sock pattern, it was really nice.
The planning stage is so important, isn't it? My planning project is about to move to reality, a Batman hat for DGS in stranded color work. Been planning that one for a few months.

Now that it's the 1st of the month, I may have to give Willow a test drive to check out the yarns. Surely Husband won't begrudge me yet another ball of sock yarn?
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I got the catalog, but nothing enticed me.
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I got the catalog, but nothing enticed me.
A few things struck me as odd in the yarn photos, like some of the fingering weight yarns appear to be a heavier weight than they "should" be. I'm wondering if the lenses make the yarn look bigger than it really is, like pictures do to me.

Maybe a skein or two of the Willow Dappled Nazca coloway will reassure me that all current photos of me are not accurate either.
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Originally Posted by justplaincharlotte View Post
The planning stage is so important, isn't it? My planning project is about to move to reality, a Batman hat for DGS in stranded color work. Been planning that one for a few months.

Now that it's the 1st of the month, I may have to give Willow a test drive to check out the yarns. Surely Husband won't begrudge me yet another ball of sock yarn?
If you order from them you must let us know how your experience goes and what you think of the yarn, please.
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The yarn is inexpensive, but did anyone look at the shipping costs!! Seems really high to me or just set up weird. Shipping is based on how much you spend, not the weight of the package.
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The yarn is inexpensive, but did anyone look at the shipping costs!! Seems really high to me or just set up weird. Shipping is based on how much you spend, not the weight of the package.
Thanks for pointing that out! I didn't notice their S&H.

You're right, it does look a bit high - at least KP gives free shipping for orders >$50 without a coupon code. Maybe the higher cost orders of yarn are heavier...but I'll not buy a set of Addi interchangeables from them. The shipping for that is way too expensive.
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