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Old 05-11-2007, 03:57 PM   #1
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Sorry for all the questions, but my LYS is about 40 minutes away and impossible to navigate with my 2 little ones. I wish I could go fondle in person, but I have to do it vicariously!

So is Plymouth Galway a soft wool? Are the painted shades different in feel than the solids? Would you wear it against your skin or not? Wool is so confusing - from Kureyon to MMMMmmmm.
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Old 05-11-2007, 04:01 PM   #2
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no galway isn't soft... it is a great felting wool though.

don't know about the different galways though. i have only used the solids and like i said, felted well but i wouldn't want to use it against my skin.
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Old 05-11-2007, 04:20 PM   #3
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I would have to agree, not soft at all. Of course, I am the pickiest wool person in the universe so maybe I'm not the best judge

It did felt absolutely beautifully for my Booga Bag though!
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Old 05-11-2007, 04:57 PM   #4
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It's not the softest, but I've seen worst. I find it's a nice "basic" wool, it's not expensive and it knits well. I made a scarf with it (solid color) and the person I gave it too still wears it without any complaints. I also made wristwarmers for myself and have no problem wearing them. However, I think "not-so-soft" wool doesn't bother me, so it's hard for me to judge if people will find it too scratchy or not. It depends what you want to do with it and how sensitive your skin is!

I almost bought a skein of the "paint" shades, and ended up changing my mind. For some reason I didn't really like the look of it, but I can't put my finger on why. I might be too spoiled with the gorgeous hand-dyed multi-color yarn you can buy. It's definitely not in the same category.
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