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Old 09-06-2006, 05:20 PM   #11
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I know your problem, I'm also really allergic to wool and still haven't found sock yarn. Problem with me is that I also live in The Netherlands, I never ever saw alpaca here, or any other good substiture for wool.

I'm really jealous at you all, living in America and being able to buy all that nice yarns...
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Old 09-06-2006, 05:39 PM   #12
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I'm really jealous at you all, living in America and being able to buy all that nice yarns...
Aside from acrylic and kitchen cotton, I have to order yarn online The closest LYS is 50 miles away and I'm trying to save money on gas right now.
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Old 09-06-2006, 05:43 PM   #13
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get the alpaca wool at best deal on www.knitpicks.com ... i bought some and it really soft ..
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Old 09-06-2006, 06:17 PM   #14
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Yup, that's where I ordered my ball from. Andean Treasure in Embers.

Hopefully, I'll be able to make something out of it that's bearable ^_^
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I won a auction late this afternoon on ebay for some Lavish Fine 100% Alpaca yarn, from Interamerica. I got the Mixed Shades, which is a blend of chestnut, brown, cream, and tan. It is supposed to be all natural, no dyes, and hypo-allergenic. I can't wait for it to get here so I can start playing with it. The auction was for 10, 50 gm balls, so I'm going to have enough to knit another shawl, yeehaw. I sure hope it is as hypo-allergenic as they are claiming. The last item I bought something claiming that was a down pillow, supposedly safe for people sensitive to down. Yeah right, I didn't even make it through 1 night, actually it was less than an hour before my eyes started puffing up and itching like crazy, along with the rest of my usual symptoms that hit me when in close contact to poultry feathers of any type! Oh well, thank heaven for the advent of the down-alternative products, they make it possible for me to still have a comfortable, fluffy bed all winter. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, and will post my personal findings as soon as possible.
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I'm really jealous at you all, living in America and being able to buy all that nice yarns...
Aside from acrylic and kitchen cotton, I have to order yarn online The closest LYS is 50 miles away and I'm trying to save money on gas right now.
The problem with ordering in America is that it's really expensive, or it'll take about 2 months !!!! for my yarn to get here. Dutch online shops don't have all those nice yarns, most online-shop yarns I have seen contain wool :(
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