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Old 11-09-2006, 05:15 PM   #11
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If you go to a department store and look at the finely knit sweaters (especially Polo) they can cost upwards of $400. You're lucky to find them under $200 on sale. $100 doesn't seem so bad to me. It takes a lot of yarn to make a sweater. Plus, when you're done you'll have a hand-made custom garment.

Just make sure it will fit.

Haven't you ever noticed, how much better a meal tastes when it was made from scratch with love. Nothing beats that.

However, something to consider. A teenager, (don't want to make any assumptions about your dd, but I have teen sisters) may not appreciate what it means to have a hand made garment. Teens are so caught up in designer names these days. She may not understand how much time and effort goes into something like that.

Maybe, just make her a super nice hat or something. It's a lot easier to fit those. Takes a lot less time and yarn too.
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Old 11-09-2006, 05:24 PM   #12
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I looked at several hand knit sites, a couple with truly UGLY sweaters and most of them are well above $100 for a sweater, most being closer to $200. Think of it this way, besides being a true labor of love, when she is grown and has children of her own, she can show them the very special gift her mother made for her. I have several things I am so glad I kept that my mil made for my children and she passed away suddenly in 1989. They wouldn't have these things to treasure if she had not made them. If the expense is not the issue, and you seem to indicate it isn't, than I think by all means, treat the child you love to a true gift from the heart! She will appreciate it now, but she will treasure it when she is older!

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Old 11-09-2006, 06:13 PM   #13
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Soft washable merino? Send me the link and maybe I should consider getting it for my DD too !
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:48 PM   #14
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This is the yarn I'm considering:

http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1001-1294-1323/0/5/1088//

I looked at some other places besides WEBS but couldn't find anyone cheaper. I want a turqoise blue and apple green, two of dd's favorite colors, and this line has them.

If anyone has suggestions for a cheaper place to buy this, or a similar alternative yarn, I'm all ears.

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Old 11-09-2006, 07:02 PM   #15
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Patty,
This place has it for $67.50 for 10 skeins. You can calculate your shipping before you order. Mine to be sent here to NY was $6.95.
http://www.discountyarnsale.com/pd_a...upermerino.cfm
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:45 PM   #16
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Wow, Susie, that's a great price...but do you have to buy in increments of ten balls? What if you need 15 balls? (which is what I would need for my hoodie) Also, I was needing two colors...but I could make it in one color. Thanks for sharing that site.

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P.S. I guess I could order twenty balls and build up my stash.
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:53 PM   #17
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Patty,
I think you have to buy 10 at a time. You could contact them and ask though.

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Patty, the lovely Sarah's Yarns also has Supermerino for $7.50/skein. :D
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So far we got choices:

WEBS: 9.0 x 15 - 25% = 101.25
DiscountYarnSale: 67.5 x 20 = 135 (you got 5 extra balls)
Sarahs: 7.5 x 15 = 112.5

Check this site to see if the color you want is the $5.40 ones.
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Old 11-10-2006, 08:20 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by skNYC
So far we got choices:

WEBS: 9.0 x 15 - 25% = 101.25
DiscountYarnSale: 67.5 x 20 = 135 (you got 5 extra balls)
Sarahs: 7.5 x 15 = 112.5

Check this site to see if the color you want is the $5.40 ones.
Hey, it looks like turquoise is one of the colors you can get for $5.40! You know... I do feel a little vindicated now -- I felt like like such a heartless miser suggesting that you shop around more when everyone else said to just go for it. Your daughter deserves the best, but that doesn't mean you have to pay a premium price, right? (Of course, I didn't know you were shopping at WEBS, which is usually pretty cheap... looks like you may still be able to save a few bucks, though. How cool is that?)
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