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Old 07-16-2013, 06:12 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by DavidSydney63 View Post
If you're knitting for a baby or someone who's prone to throwing up on their chest (like a drunk husband), then acrylic is priceless as you can throw it into the washing machine ... not always a brilliant idea with wool.
Like a drunk husband? Thanks for the laugh! I needed it today.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:58 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by DavidSydney63 View Post
If you're knitting for a baby or someone who's prone to throwing up on their chest (like a drunk husband)...
ROFL David!! Thanks for the laugh. You made my day with that delightful snippet.
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:20 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by knitcindy View Post
I have always knitted/crocheted with acrylic. Mostly for the simple reason that my husband is allergic to all animal fibers.

I wish I could try something in alpaca or quiviut or something "fancy" like that, but I can't.

Wishing I could knit with something natural,
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:47 AM   #34
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Cindy you could always try cotton
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:03 PM   #35
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Thanks!

I have used cotton to knit dishcloths and placemats/coasters.

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after i read up on quivet i really wanna use it but it's sooo expensive and i don't have the money for it
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I suppose I could try wool occasionally, but I haven't yet because I never know what would happen with allergies around here.

So I try to avoid it (and other natural fibers) altogether, just to be on the safe side.

Oh well. I can always read about them. I love that book, "The Knitter's Life List". It has whole chapters devoted to all kinds of fibers.
I live my natural fiber stash vicariously!!!!!

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