Originally Posted by madametj
oh my, i'm embarassed now...i didnt know it was soooo unpopular! some ppl are saying its too scrath, which hasnt been a problem for me since its what i started out with. walmart is just aobut the only place i have to buy yarn, but i think even they have some other brands, though i wouldnt know which to buy. same goes for michaels, but they dont have that gr8 of a knitting supplies selection anyway. i used to have this wonderful stroe called A.C Moore, they had tons of brands there--but super saver was the cheapest so thats what i bought . plus i didnt know which size needle to use with the others.
come to think of it i do remember my mom saying my scarves were to itchy to wear...
hey, but if you guys have any red heart left, and u really hate it that much...u can always send it send it to me!
There is absolutely no need to be embarrassed. I use Red Heart a lot, and have no problems with it at all. Personally, I can't afford $7 and up for a 50 gram ball of yarn. If that makes me less of a knitter, so be it. I can't wear wool, have never tried alpaca (again, the $$$ comes into play), and inexpensive acrylics are what my budget allows.
We all have to do what we have to do...I'd rather use "cheap" yarn and be able to knit than to not be able to knit at all. I will admit, I do get tired of the stigma that seems to follow people who use inexpensive acrylics....kinda like I should sit in the corner and yell "unclean, unclean". But, I'm not doing this to impress anyone...I'm doing it because I enjoy it and can save some bucks by giving handknit gifts.
Someone mentioned the Red Heart being scratchy, and I agree that right out of the skein it is, but I think that is just stuff they put on it like they do yard goods. After a washing or two, I find the afghans nice and cuddly. But, that's just me.
Again, don't apologize and don't be embarrassed. Just enjoy the craft of knitting.