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Old 04-21-2009, 08:10 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
Those are great colors for children's clothing! The love the bright colors.

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Old 04-21-2009, 09:17 AM   #42
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I'm noticing a distinctly judgemental tone in this thread. I think we need to be a little more respectful of other folks' yarn choices and refrain from using phrases such as "painful" and "cheap". I've gotten great, inexpensive yarn at Michael's, and awful, expensive yarn on line. There are those of us who are allergic to wool, or knit for people who can't or won't wear animal fibers, some of us actually like neon green and orange, and as for not knowing what to do with something if we can't throw it in the washing machine-- knowing and wanting to either handwash or take it to the dry cleaners are 2 different things. No one comments on the many people on this site who only want to use free patterns.

Downloading instructions patternfish: $6. An adult sweater using Caron's Simply Soft vs Noro wool: $90. Working with what an individual enjoys and can afford because they love to knit: priceless.

I personally don't like the Michael's near me because the sales people know nothing and the selection is very small and poorly maintained-- sloppy and dirty, actually. But there's one an hour a way which is much better. So I am hoping that the "new yarn dept coming this spring" they have been advertizing for the past 4 months is going to an improvement, but we're all going to have to wait and see.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:43 AM   #43
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Sorry if I offended you, imrachel. I was just expressing my opinion and not judging anyone for shopping where they do or buying what they do. I myself buy lots of stuff from Michaels and Joann's and HL - sure as heck can't afford more expensive yarn right now.

What I meant to post in my original response was that the lesser popular yarn colors (like the neon ones) are the ones that seem to be clearing out of my particular store. I didn't mean it as a reflection of how good or bad the yarn is, just an example of the type of yarn I was speaking of that we probably won't be carrying anymore.
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:06 PM   #44
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I'm thinking about stocking up on the Neons that are clearanced. Here's a project from the charity group (Midwest Region Baby Oddball). It's all in the "Brites" line. Everyone who has seen it loves it. I'm sure the child who gets it will too. These yarns and colors are awesome for children. I don't know too many kids who don't like the bright colored things!

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Old 04-21-2009, 01:31 PM   #45
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What a pretty blanket, Kelly! What kid wouldnt love that!

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Old 04-22-2009, 05:37 PM   #46
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I agree I'm going to have to stock up on the neon colors for kids stuff especially the oddball blankets. I was hoping they would continue to carry the SS brites since they are the only place I can get them locally! Keeping my fingers crossed that not every Michaels is doing the same thing as Cresmoon's.

Kelly that blanket is great!!

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Your Michaels might not be clearing it out for good, HollyP. I don't know if mine is - I just know it's discounted right now but I don't know if it's just to sell it or because they don't want to carry it from now on. It could be back with the new yarn section.

My local HL and Joann also carry this yarn. Do yours?
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Went to shop today and they're now starting to clear out the Patons Merino wool yarn and some of the Red Heart soft yarn, along with the Simply Soft skeins. Just in case any of you are interested in buying any of that. The sock yarn is still clearing out as is some of the natural fibers yarn like the Bernat natural blends, which was all gone when I got there.
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your blanket has inspired me! yay!
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My HL has quit with the interior design fabrics and a lot of their other fabrics and now they have quit with a lot of the other brands of yarns they use to carry. They mostly sell their own brand now. I've also noticed that the knitting and crochet accessories section appears to carry less each time I go in there (about once a month). I wish I lived nearer so I could check the clearance more often.
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