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Old 06-12-2006, 04:32 PM   #1
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MMMMalabrigo and Manos del Uruguay....
Are they the same thing, just depends on where you buy them (LYS versus eBay?)...or was it handpaintedyarn somethingerother on eBay that is the same as MMMMMalabrigo?
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Old 06-12-2006, 04:55 PM   #2
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I believe Manos is a different brand. Similar yarn, though. I can't say how soft it is, I've only felt the Malabrigo.

It looks like the Manos is a bit heavier.
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Old 06-12-2006, 04:56 PM   #3
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pssssssssst....they LYS's in Omaha have both!

they are not the same thing though. Malabrigo is a lot softer.


i got your PM btw and forgot to reply (i am very easily distracted it seems)...tell your friend you want to do the LYS crawl in Omaha on Saturday! there are two great ones within blocks of each other. the other is in Benson (midtown Omaha if you don't know) and nice but not my favorite even though she did teach me....just not as much stock.
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The Manos colorways are stunning, I mean gobsmackingly gorgeous, but it's too scratchy for my taste. Mmmmmalabrigo, on the other hand, is soooo soft whenever I bring home a new hank I want to pet it for hours.
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yeah there would be the cause of pilling fibers at Julie's house! :rofling:
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btw...psssssssssssst....ahem...


There's a Cold Stone Creamery in the same shopping plaza as Purls! so if all else fails...there is always the ICE CREAM!!!
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Originally Posted by Julie
The Manos colorways are stunning, I mean gobsmackingly gorgeous, but it's too scratchy for my taste. Mmmmmalabrigo, on the other hand, is soooo soft whenever I bring home a new hank I want to pet it for hours.
they are absolutely stunning arent they. i feel like im floating when i look at those saturated lovely colors on the www.flyingfingers.com site.

does anyone know of good things to make with scratchy yarn? not felted.
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Geez, you guys think Manos is scratchy?

Hmmm, I must obtain some of this Malabrigo so I too can become jaded! :D
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This Saturday? LYS crawl? Want to have a tag along? I will be in town this weekend
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Originally Posted by brendajos
btw...psssssssssssst....ahem...


There's a Cold Stone Creamery in the same shopping plaza as Purls! so if all else fails...there is always the ICE CREAM!!!
ohhhhhhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhhhhhh!

I think one night we're going for sushi, and maybe Indian Oven for lunch on Saturday. And maybe cruise Whole Foods Market for samples. :rofling:
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