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Old 11-21-2006, 01:47 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Mama Bear
If you really hate working with it, I would give it away.

If you want to use it up, most charity knitting prefers acrylics and washables.

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I agree with Mama Bear. I can stand working with it for charity knits, so I keep it for that purpose. But if I just hated to touch it, I'd give it away.
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:50 PM   #12
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I was going to suggest charity, but I wasn't thinking that you don't like to knit with it, too. If you can't use it maybe donate it to a retirement home so the "old folks" can knit/crochet with it, or a school. Kids can use it for crafts.
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Old 11-21-2006, 02:22 PM   #13
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I hadn't thought of washing the acrylic before using it. I may do a test run on that. I've been wanting a swift so that I could put garage sale yarn in hanks because you never know where that stuff has been.

It's an interesting thought! :D
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Old 11-21-2006, 02:43 PM   #14
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My neighbor who does not have time for knitting any more (retired and has a new boyfriend so she is always going somewhere, dinners, a cruise here or there!) so she gave me a old comforter zip bag full of really old acrylics so I am making cat/little dog beds for my local humane society. Right now I am doubling the yarn to make a cat bed, just a simple garter stitch. It is washable and the animals really do not mind that it is acrylic!
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Old 11-21-2006, 02:53 PM   #15
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I just gave some acrylic yarns to the Salvation Army. These were really old brands that aren't even made anymore. They were found in my MIL's house after she passed away, and since nobody else in her family knits or crochets, they gave them to me. I took them, because it was very nice of them to think of me, and I have no objection to using acrylics if they're soft, but these were very scratchy and rough.
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Old 11-22-2006, 04:48 PM   #16
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Confession: I knit MANY things from acrylics.... *runs and hides* They are cheap! And if you don't like the way it feels against your skin, you can always make cardigans, capelets, and other clothing items that are not worn directly against your skin.
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I use acrylics, too. I didn't mean to give the impression that I don't. I just didn't like the feel of this particular yarn. If a yarn is soft, it doesn't matter what it's made of.
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