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Old 03-31-2007, 05:25 PM   #1
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Question for yarn swappers.
I'm asking this here because I'd REALLY like to know what everyone else is doing and I don't want the question to get lost on page 20.

How much yarn are you buying? Are you buying a ball of this and 2 balls of that so they have a variety to try or are you buying 4-6 balls of one yarn? I really have no idea what to get my yarnee and I can't decide on variety or enough to make a big project. What would YOU prefer if I were sending the yarn to you?

Maybe I'll get lucky and my yarnee will actually answer this one.
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Old 03-31-2007, 05:38 PM   #2
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I'm asking myself the same question, but I guess the answer is that it's all up to you. In a sense, the idea of the yarn swap is to be a surprise, no? As far as I am concerned, I think I wouldn't really mind. I think it's not too hard to find projects for small quantities of yarn anyways. And in the end, I just like yarn. So I know I'll be happy with whatever I get!
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Old 03-31-2007, 05:51 PM   #3
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My yarnee requested yarn for a specific project, so I'm getting that. I won't say what project, that would blow my cover.
If I was not going by a specific request, I would probably buy maybe 2/3 skeins of one yarn, and maybe an extra of something else. It would depend on what the yarn store had.
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Old 03-31-2007, 06:12 PM   #4
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Well so far, for my yarnee (that's the one I'm sending to, right? lol) I've bought a couple skeins so far, they're both slightly different. For me, I don't really think it matters, I dunno... since I'm new to knitting I would maybe like some suggestions on projects that could be done with the yarn.. But I'm sure I could find something to do with just a skein of yarn... I dunno.. I'm newish.. what can i say.. lol.. Maybe just look at who you have and how experienced they are. Or you could always ask what they would prefer....
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Old 03-31-2007, 06:12 PM   #5
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My yarnee is getting something that would enable her to finish a project she seems to be wanting to do..





Have to be careful there...


But, mostly I think it is just fine to do 1 or 2 skeins of this or that.. depending on you & the receiptent.
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Old 03-31-2007, 06:14 PM   #6
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I'm a total yarn novice really so as far as receiving yarn goes I'm happy for my secret pal to use their own judgement I suppose I'd rather either have a nice pattern and enough of whatever yarn to make it...OR once or two balls of reeeeeally nice yarn... I'm no good at decisions!

I think I'm going to be ok with my purchasing though because of the information my yarnee has given me so I'll probably get as much of a specific thing that the budget allows.
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Old 03-31-2007, 06:47 PM   #7
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i am buying a few different skiens so she can try different colorways, plus she likes quick projects so that makes it fun! as for what i would want? probly the a few different yarns.. but a bunch all the same would be great too, cause then i could make a larger project. i am a new knitter too, so i am excited to try differnet yarns. lol most of what i have used is acrylic and cotton. i am dying to make my hat from my wool but.. too many UFOs to start a new one
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Everyone's buying so much yarn!!!! I couldn't buy that much and keep it in the budget!
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Ibought 4 skeins of one type of yarn and the rest is a surprise~
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Originally Posted by cathoo
Everyone's buying so much yarn!!!! I couldn't buy that much and keep it in the budget!
check out this site: http://www.fabulousyarn.com/
i googled the yarn i was looking for, and just checked out multiple (like 10 different websites ) sites until i found a deal that i liked. i also ordered some yarn for myself from fabulousyarns since they give volume discounts, that way it was a better bargain and i get to give and get lovely yarn
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