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Old 06-19-2008, 08:06 PM   #1
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12 Skeins of Sugar and Cream. What to do?
Well, as I type, I am sitting in Sugar and Cream. Yuck yuck! I don't know what I thought I was doing when I bought it, but it's now here, in my house. AAAACKKKKK! Ohmygosh! 12 skeins of COTTON appeared in my room! What should I do?! I am in distress because I want WOOL, ANGORA, ALPACA, SILK, stuff like that, NOT COTTON! It just feels weird on my hands and is slightly rough. Plus my hands are really sensitive to lotions and stuff. Please help me!

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Old 06-19-2008, 08:41 PM   #2
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Sugar and Cream is cotton not acrylic. Make your mom some dishcloths.

I wouldn't use it for anything else, because it fades and isn't that soft (even washed IMO although some like it), but it does great for wiping counters.
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:31 PM   #3
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I use it for summer tops, knit with a larger needle than dishclothes and it works out fine. Softens up the more it's worn and washed. Only the dark colors faded, which suited me, I like them better muted. You can also make baby things with it too.
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:39 PM   #4
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I use it for washcloths and spa items..
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Hmmm...I can't really see anything wrong with that.

I've got several dishcloth patterns I want to make...if only I could find the time with all of the other stuff I'm making.

If you don't want it...pass it this way.
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:58 PM   #6
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Here are some dishcloth pattern websites:
Knitting Knonsense - Scroll all the way down to the bottom
Knitting Pattern Central
Knitting on the Net
Knits by Rachel
RainyK
This is also Knitting Pattern Central - but for bath items
KnitList
Dishcloth Boutique

Can you tell I make alot of dishcloths?? ;P
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Call me nuts, but I love SnC... except that it does pill a bit if you machine wash and dry it a lot - laying flat to dry helps.
I have made wonderful baby blankets with it (nice and heavy, but not too heavy 3-season blankets, yum!) and baby clothes and LOTS of washcloths and dishtowels and dishcloths. My favorite, that I use all the time, is a simple soap sack I designed in a seed stitch. It's nicer than a terry cloth, but not as rough as a loofah. I am trying to find a nice sweater pattern to use up a beautiful purple/blue colorway I bought last year...
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I made this top and it turned out really cute:

http://deliciousstitches.blogspot.co...k-pattern.html

I think I used 5 skeins of denim sugar and cream.
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I'm sorry, but I can't help but say something.

As it has already been pointed out, SnC is not acrylic, but cotton, and lovely yarn that is so versatile. If it's so yucky, I'd happily take it off your hands.

I truly don't understand why you'd be in such distress over having what you thought was acrylic. I realize some people don't like it, but posts like this are what make me not want to post my FO's that are made out of acrylic. I happen to like acrylic. Some are very soft (granted, some are not), it's washable, and it's cheap for people like me who cannot afford the natural, more expensive, fibers. I don't want to feel like I have to hide the fact that I knit with acrylic because people are making threads about how "ACCCKKKKKKK" it is. :(
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Old 06-20-2008, 02:10 AM   #10
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SnC is not acrylic, but cotton, and lovely yarn that is so versatile. If it's so yucky, I'd happily take it off your hands.
Agreed!

Azlynn, please don't worry about sharing your FOs. Although a few people do have strong feelings about acrylic yarns, I think everyone would love to see what you're knitting. And I've yet to see anything but support on KH for those sharing their hard work.
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