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Old 03-26-2006, 10:23 PM   #1
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a really big hank???
When I was at the LYS this weekend, dh found a huge...hank(??) of yarn...I've never seen one like it...It was not really a hank but I don't know what else to call it...It was Manos De Urguay (sp?) and it was about as big around as my thigh, 25-30" maybe...and about 2' in length...

Does anyone know what this large "chunk" of yarn is called--is it just a really big hank or something?!?!?!
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Old 03-26-2006, 10:26 PM   #2
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Old 03-26-2006, 10:28 PM   #3
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LOL...

I should have expected such a response....
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At one of my LYSs they have the Manos all bundled together -- like 10 hanks are together, and if you ask they'll separate them. I think maybe that's the way that Manos sends them?

In any case...
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that's a thought Julie...my husband thought it looked like a large wig--he was trying to convince me it'd fit my head nicely...
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Come to think of it, I once got what I thought was a huge hank of Shetland wool. I thought the ball was going to be the size of a basketball! When I took off the yarn tied around it, though, it separated into normal sized hanks.

Cristy--you should have agreed to wear it as a wig, just to get it out of the store!
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Was it the bulky weight Manos? The regular ones are larger than other hanks, but the bulky is ginormous!
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Ingrid--what a good idea....I can see the headlines now..."Woman jailed for swiping yarn...husband held on related charges..." :P

Sara (which, btw--your name, exactly as spelled will be the name of my next child if it's a girl...) -- maybe it was the super bulky...it was a very bulky yarn but I just can't imagine that equalling only one hank...

I just thought I'd check with the experts..I'll take a picture of it next time I go.
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Here's a pic of the ones at my LYS:

http://www.fringeknitting.com/images...retoplarge.jpg

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