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 Southwool Place vs. Handpaintedyarn.com?
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Stacey14
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Posted - 02/17/2005 :  12:03:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit Stacey14's Homepage Send Stacey14 a Private Message
Southwool place is also selling similar yarn on Ebay - not sure if anyone has purchased from them and how the quality is in comparison - they look a bit more inexpensive (if that is possible!) at $6.30/135 yds.....

marigold
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Posted - 02/24/2005 :  08:23:56 AM  Show Profile Send marigold a Private Message
i just took a peek at ebay and saw southwool- wonder just how many uruguayan folks there are out there selling yarn and maybe fiber? would love to know if anyone has tried southwool. i sat on the fence about ordering from handpainted till most was gone. made up my mind for me. can't decide about this pilling issue.
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pwoods
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USA
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Posted - 02/24/2005 :  2:48:26 PM  Show Profile Send pwoods a Private Message
There's another one on Ebay called 100purewool. They aren't a "store" but I found it by running a search. They have similar yarns, prices and interesting colors/combinations. I've only ordered from handpainted.com (boy, did I ever!) but would love to hear from someone who's ordered from either Southwool or 100purewool.
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rejoyce
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USA
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Posted - 02/24/2005 :  5:40:00 PM  Show Profile Send rejoyce a Private Message
I have ordered from 100purewool. It is the same yarn, as far as I can tell as handpaintedyarn.com. She said she use to be under the name malabrigo.
Does anyone know which of the colors of merino wool is a pretty sky blue? Sometime it is hard to tell from my monitor.

Thanks,
Kim
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andielib
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Posted - 08/19/2005 :  8:37:47 PM  Show Profile Send andielib a Private Message
I've ordered from Southwool. The yarn is soooo soft and yummy and the colors are just gorgeous. I've (obviously) been very pleased with them!
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lsm
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Posted - 08/20/2005 :  09:31:43 AM  Show Profile Send lsm a Private Message
rejoyce - handpaintedyarn.com retails their worsted weight merino under the malabrigo name. "Tuscan Sky" at http://www.yarn.com/yarns-knitting/malibrigo.html is a beautiful sky blue. The photo looks lighter than the actual product. If you order, be sure to ask them to check that all match the others, otherwise, you may end up with a few that are more blue than white and vice versa.
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Yarn Delirious
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USA
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Posted - 08/21/2005 :  11:47:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit Yarn Delirious's Homepage Send Yarn Delirious a Private Message
I've ordered from both 100purewool and Southwool. The items from 100purewool were the worsted merino and so nice and soft. The items from Southwool were listed as worsted merino but aren't as soft and a bit bulkier in weight. The colors for both are quite nice. (I have also ordered from handpaintedyarn.com and from sanfilipesantiago (ebay) which carry the handspun wool and the 6ply worsted merino.) The nice thing about Southwool is that the shipping isn't as high as 100purewool. Once you add shipping to the cost of the yarn, it approaches the price of the Malabrigo at www.yarn.com (Webs) with the quantity discount offered there.

It isn't easy to find a solid sky blue color, as most of the yarns do have variations. This one Plum is a soft sky blue but also has some lilac blended in. One of the colors I purchased from 100purewool in the worsted merino/malabrigo is called Royal Blue. However is it a lovely variation from a med blue to a sky blue. The picture didn't do it justice.

Shel

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shanonstone@hotmail.com
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Posted - 08/22/2005 :  10:06:07 PM  Show Profile Send shanonstone@hotmail.com a Private Message
Are the yarns smooth from these sellers? I have been eying the laceweight yarn from handpainted.com, but wasn't sure if the yarn quality would be as good as other designer yarns. I would like to knit a lacy shawl with a lot of different patterns, but I like the yarn to be crisp and not fuzzy.
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needlesandpinza
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USA
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Posted - 09/18/2005 :  10:48:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit needlesandpinza's Homepage  Send needlesandpinza a Yahoo! Message Send needlesandpinza a Private Message
I have been buying from 100 pure wool since May. I am in total love!!
I have made a clapitos from it, clothing, purses, felted slippers and much more.
I cant stand the shipping cost/time but when you divide it out you come out similar to others.
A Lys only sold Rio DelPlata at 13.50. but i come out with more yardage and 2.00 cheaper. I am ok with that, but everyones different.
I love 100 pure wool

Lindsay
http://needlesandpinza.onheavenandearth.com/index.html
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