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Old 03-10-2006, 09:31 AM   #1
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I have a confession to make.
I am in love with Caron Simply Soft yarn (yes the cheapest acrylic around) and here is why some of you may remember that maine dishcloth I made to try out the yarn well that sucker has scrubbed my counters and even a few pots and pans and been through the wash countless times and it still looks great and it is soooo soft (I catch myself rubbing it on my face all the time) it may not be really warm but it stands up to all other tests of durability I think! :XX:
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:34 AM   #2
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*gasp*

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Old 03-10-2006, 09:58 AM   #3
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You go girl!

Dont let the fiber snobs get you down.

I am a poor girl in an upscale area. I can not tell you how many times I am complimented on my clothes and the complimenter wants to know where I buy. When I answer "Walmart" inveitably the comment is "Oh, I would never shop at Walmart!"

Acrylics are like that too - if you use them you get compliments on your work regardless of the yarn. Its only when revealing the source that the fiber snob finds fault.
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:02 AM   #4
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I made a couple baby blankets with that yarn and it really is so nice and soft! I love lots of the pricey yarns as much as the next person, but hey, it's all about balance, right?

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Old 03-10-2006, 11:08 AM   #5
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Yes that is right and if you are like me and need things that can just me thrown in the wash this is the way to go there is no pilling whatsoever.
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:17 AM   #6
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to be clear, being a fiber snob or apparently a clothing snob, doesn't necessarily have anything to do with not shopping at walmart. There are many people who don't shop at Walmart for far more important reasons.
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:22 AM   #7
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I don't have any thing against fiber snobs or Wal-Mart I was just expressing my feelings about that particular yarn :D
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lol i know...i just thought i would throw that out there. i actually made my new nephew (who really should show up pretty soon cuz i am tired of waiting for him!) an afghan out of it and it is lovely to the touch!
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Oh good I thought I started a fiber fight and I have heard they can get very nasty!!
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actually that could be fun if people were gonna start throwing fiber! i will just sit back with my basket and catch whatever i can! :D
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