I'm really wanting to make a Lady E out of silk garden, but I'm finding it cost prohibitive. Where have people found the best prices? If I can't find it affordable I will probably end up going with SWS.
I got it on Ebay for I think $9 a skein. That being said, I ripped my first Lady Eleanor out because I want crazy about the Silk Garden. I was expecting it to be soft, not scratchy and full of twigs! I sold that bag on ebay, and I have another bag of 10 skeins up in my stash. It just didnt live up to the hype in my eyes.
The best Ebay prices will be in 'bags of 10'. I always get the bag of 10...even if I only need 8 for a sweater. The price of '8 separately' will almost equal the 'bag of 10'. Later, the 2 leftover skeins can be used for scarves, or incorporated into a NORO afghan...etc.
Here are a couple of my favorte Ebay yarn shop haunts:
I keep tweezers handy to pluck out the little bits of plant fibers and twigs.
It is just the way it is with NORO 'silk anything'. The little twiggy things come out easy enough...and there are not really a lot of them. You can expect a few per skein, however. Silk Garden is worth the effort!
Thanks everyone! I'm off to do my research... and math. I had read silk garden was supposed to be soft. Maybe I should just go with the SWS because I have found that to be pretty soft. I just wish they would add even more colorways!