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Old 07-01-2008, 07:50 PM   #11
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thanks to everyone for their input.

and LOL @ the "stocking up" responses... I am new to this, and am also a scrapbooker and a sewer, so i knit slowly... a couple skeins of a handful of colors will last me a while, and is stocking up for me. haha.

as far as the charity goes... will someone please send me the info?? i would love to do what i can, but unfortunately money is tight so i may not be able to do much. but i can try!!!

thanks again
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:10 PM   #12
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as far as the charity goes... will someone please send me the info?? i would love to do what i can, but unfortunately money is tight so i may not be able to do much. but i can try!!!

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Go to the Charity Forum for all the info.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:23 AM   #13
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Look around at patterns and get an idea of what you would like to make, then see how much that takes. It's surprising how much yarn it takes to make, say, an afghan or a big sweater. If you go to Red Heart's site, you can see various projects made with a variety of their yarns:http://www.coatsandclark.com/ Maybe that'll help you decide.
I found a skein of cream-colored Plush at Goodwill and have maybe half a skein left over from all the Mobius scarves I made last winter. They're going to be a shawl, I think, but I haven't found just the right pattern yet.
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:03 AM   #14
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I would definitely stock up on some red heart at that price! I use a lot of it because I'm poor. I personally wouldn't knit anything really "special" like a sweater or a jacket for an older person, but it's great for baby knitting if you get the softer kind, and it's great for hats.

I will say this, though. I have knit some hats with it while learning, and it does this thing.....I'm sure it has a name....like if you put the hat on and stretch it to do so, the hat stays stretched and looks kinda icky until it's washed and takes its original shape back.

But I have used it to make silly hats, or hats that won't be used very often, mostly just for play for my nieces and kids, etc. I love red heart for non-serious stuff.

I'll save up and buy better yarn for sweaters and jackets, though.

In other words, STOCK UP!
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:29 AM   #15
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I like the idea someone had - stock up on it just for fun knitting or charity projects - that's a great idea! Red Heart has come a long way from where they use to be in the 70's & 80's! I'm always for cheap yarn - you can always do something with it!
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