I must have accidentally clicked the 2nd link, dropping the notifications..thanks for the welcome. BTW, you didn't say WHICH yarn you felt at the lys :O), so which was it?
Update on the Chinchilla chenille....um....it's sitting there, I ripped it out again day after Christmas.......I think I REALLY AM going to call Fiesta again and ask for a replacement yarn...for the intended Christmas gifts.
I took the plunge last Friday, called wildflowerknits.com and ordered the silver touchme and got it Sat....good service! So w/ touchme you are looking at a minimum of $30 for 2 skeins to make a narrow scarf...I ordered 3 and I LOVE it, it's so smooth, silky, and plush.
I believe the store is owned by the designer, Kennita....any rate, I told her about the Chinchilla yarn and she was pretty sure it was worming....I asked about the touchme: She said a sweater was made and got ready for pictures and saw the holes.... Pretty upset, called Muench and they said wash it and throw it into the dryer. That corrected the mistakes...yeah!!! Only thing....I forgot to ask her the EXACT instructions for washing and drying....on the yarn label it states that washing will cause felting, so I'll call and check about that tomorrow.
I don't know about you, but I think it's important that the LYS have a good working relationship w/ the manufacturers of the yarns they sell so they can give us inside tips for the yarns use. At my LYS, I bought some of Plymouth's Baby Alpaca(bulky) and washed it in Brown Sheep's no rinse lavender soap. IT STUNK SO BAD afterwards....I mean beyond animal fiber. When I told my LYS, she didn't offer any help and suggested I call Plymouth (who was no help either, blast it!!!)
Back to the Chinchilla, I would HATE to have to crochet it, but that might be the answer, as the Chinchilla can only be dry cleaned....although it's possible that might help. Happy New Year to you all, Cyn