December 21, 2000
Like people, yarns can be misleading if taken at face value.
My storage is filled with yarns that looked delicious but proved mighty unsavory once I tried to work with them. And likewise, the yarn I review this week appeared rather scratchy and bland until I started knitting with it. After its first wash, it positively blossomed.
It just serves as a reminder that beauty is only skin deep, especially in the yarn world. You really need to dig deeper and draw from your own instinct and experience when picking yarns. Merino will never behave like cotton, no matter how hard you try.
Yarns for the Budget-Conscious Knitter
As promised, this week I also bring you a compilation of top online sources for inexpensive yarns. Take a look and let me know if I've left out your favorite.
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Personal Colors and Professional Quality in Tregellys Yarn
Sometimes the best things in life are also the
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Where to Find Inexpensive yarns
You don't need to rob a bank to work with good
materials. Here's a list of online resources
where you'll find yarns at prices that won't drain
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