i don't even wanna talk about what i used when i first started....sheesh. the yarn store didn't have prices on the yarn, that i could see anyway, so i picked what was pretty not knowing how expensive yarn could be.
red heart it ain't.....sheesh. yeah if i recall correctly that was a $20 hank of yarn. beautiful but....
i gained my yarn snobbery early in my career i guess.
i am knititng an afghan (this would be afghan number 4 that i have started!) on TLC baby and it isn't upsetting me at all!
nice and soft and the color is perdy (lime green anyone?)
pick what you like and can afford. Lion is a fun brand to start with because many of the yarns aren't terribly expensive but also not terribly cheap. I liked the thick n quick stuff cuz it was bright and chunky and knit pretty. some of their yarns are definitely not worth the price in my book but the thick n quicks are.