Sunday, October 17, 2004

Yarn Glorious Yarn!

Did I mention that I have yarn on the brain?? I'm not sure. I can't quite remember cause I have yarn on the brain. Did I mention yarn? Ok ok I'll stop. Haha! Well I did not resist temptation. Not in the slightest little bit. Do I feel guilty? Nope! I bet you want to know what I bought. All will be revealed with the arrival of the post man. A girls gotta have some blog material you know. I will say that I am very proud of my bargain finding skills.

My husband has recently justified another yarn shopping expedition. He wants me to make him the Basket Weave Pullover from the Fall 2004 Interweave Knits.

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It is made with Patons Classic Wool which is pretty inexpensive. He's not too keen on the idea of handwashing it however. Actually he kinda groaned when I said it. He's just not a hand washing kind of guy.  I'm not really an hand washing kind of girl either. I'm currently looking for acceptable substitutes, and I'm seriously considering using Patons Canadiana. It is the same weight as the Classic, it is machine washable, and it comes in great colors. I have no problem at all using acrylic yarn. Especially if it is a good quality acrylic. I would love to hear any feedback you have on this yarn.