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Old 10-22-2007, 02:54 PM   #1
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Knitting with Red Heart :not so great: lol instead of YUCK!
Ok so one day I walked into a local teriyaki place and the waitress there loved my poncho I was wearing.

So after talking a bit she asked if I'd make her two. One for her and one for her Mother. Ok fine, I told her the yarn I used for mine (Caron Simply Soft) said you can buy this at Walmart.

So what does she buy instead RED HEART YUCK!! Now if she turned around she would have seen that Lion Brand had a yarn she could have used as well.

Yes, I should have gone with her to Walmart but no way to contact her once I got there because she doesn't have a cel phone!!

Oh well I know the poncho will look great but I'm thinking of the people going up and touching it they'll go "EWWW".

C'est la vie makes me appreciate the yarn snob in me that's for sure!!
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:00 PM   #2
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Hi Duckling326

What is this Red Heart your talking about is it cheap and nasty???
We dont have it over here.
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:05 PM   #3
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It's not really that bad; it softens up a lot after washing and drying. Just make it for her, she'll appreciate it, I'm sure.
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:12 PM   #4
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Maybe she was worried about durability and washability Anywho, like Suzeeq says, Red Heart softens up a lot after washing.
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Well Simply Soft is washable too. She probably just picked the color(s) she liked.
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You could try soaking it in some fabric softner or hair conditioner. That will help.

It kills me to think about all the time I spent using Red Heart because I didn't know any better.
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Does this soften up I hope so, it's a bear to work with lol.

This yarn is a cheap yarn Pauline. I'm sure this is why she picked it.

Oh well I'm still getting paid either way...haha I was going to lower the price but after I heard what she bought I kept the same lol

Like I told my Husband I'll just get it out fast that way I'm not complaining very long hahaha. At least I can get one poncho out in maybe a week or two.

Thanks for listening I just needed to vent
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I completely agree with you, I HATE redheart. Everyone in my town buys it, but I think it has to do with the fact that they all crochet. Knitters seem to care a little more about their yarn choices, crocheters seem to go for the cheapest yarns like redheart "supersaver" (no offense to crocheters) maybe this is just the crocheters I have met, even though there are many.

But I think everyone has that aunt or grandmother or neighbor who has crocheted them a big lumpy afghan out of redheart and then gave it to them as a gift(?). It ALWAYS goes in the closet and is hardly ever seen again.
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I had a knitted acrylic afghan given to me years ago which is probably RH and I use it a lot. It's actually warm and not that rough after several washings.
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:45 PM   #10
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It's too bad she didn't choose Red Heart SOFT, because that one is really soft and doesn't hurt your hands.
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