Friday, January 26, 2007

Yarn Snob


That is right I am a yarn snob. Last night I went the local craft store (with out kids whee!) to pick up some yarn for my mother's scarf. While wandering around trying to decide which one to use I noticed that I was not even touching the cheap acrylic yarn. The acrylic had a much greater range of colors which would have been great for the scarf I had in my mind but I just could not stand to even pick the awful stuff up.

I gravitated to the wool yarn. Wool is my all time favorite knitting medium. I love the feel of it as I work with it. I think that when I win the lottery and become filthy rich I will have my own flock of sheep and have all the wool I could dream of right at my fingertips.

12 comments:

Self Proclaimed Supermom said...

I am just learning how to knit, but I love the wool yarn too :)

chichimama said...

I grew up on a sheep farm. Trust me, you want to buy yarn at the yarn store :-). The sheep are way, way too much work (but you don't have to be filthy rich to own them, they are rather inexpensive animals to keep as long as you have enough grass!)

I buy the acrylic because it is machine washable, and I refuse to hand wash things for my kids given the number of times thing sget washed in a week :-).

Hope you picked out something great!

Awesome Mom said...

Lol the reason I want to be filthy rich before I own sheep is so that I can afford to pay someone to do all the work for me but I will still be able to go out now and then and play with the cute little lambs.

I am with you on having washable stuff for the kids. When I am making something for the kids I use cotton yarn. I only use wool for adults.

Anne/kq said...

*itches thinking about it*

That's right, in addition to all my other allergies, I seem to be developing one to wool. :(

Anonymous said...

(hiding head in disgrace)I actually just bought my first wool yarn today -- I worked with some years ago that wasn't well-carded and still had bits of grass and stuff it it! oops! -- and I still didn't go pure wool (I picked up some Lion Brand Wool-Ease -- I'm thinking either Knucks or Wrist-warmers or soakers -- can you make soakers out of wool blends??)

So much of my knitting goes straight into the wash so many times a week that wool just wasn't a good idea monetarily. But I still love the idea!

bella

fancypantsnancy said...

"ewe" are a fantasitc daughter!

Awesome Mom said...

Bella, as long as it is mostly wool you can still use the yarn for soakers. You won't ever be washing them in a washing machine, you hand wash them with wool wash that has lanolin in it which helps you time wise since you don't have to relanolize the soaker.

chelle said...

Ooooo wool .... so heavenly. I just tried a Blue Faced Leicester wool .... oh my .... it was wonderful!

I use a wool blend for things for washing for the kids so it is still soft and lovely.

I never understood the yarn snob thing until I knit with good wool and then with acrylic ....

Jaelithe said...

I wish I knew how to knit.

Kristi said...

I won't allow myself to buy the good stuff since I suck at knitting. So I stick to the acrylic until I'm good enough for the wool. But I can dream...

Enthral said...

I love the look and feel of real wool. :) Kudos to you for having great taste.

Pendullum said...

Post apic of the finished product...
I love stuff like that...