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September 23, 2005

Confessions of a Yarn Snob

I hate to admit it, but nona's a bit of a yarn snob.  Plop me down in a yarn store and I'm consistently drawn to the expensive, luxurious yarns.  Willing to pay a bit more?  Why not for such beautiful yarn?  Up until yesterday -- being the yarn snob that I am -- I had virtually shunned washable wool.  I'm not sure what got into me, but I bought a ball of Cascade 220 Superwash and went home to swatch.  Well, this washable wool is wonderful -- soft, stretchy and not the least bit itchy.  What can I say besides, "Lesson Learned".

Cascade 220 Superwash works up beautifully on a variety of needle sizes!

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Superwash has its place in a yarn snob's fiber vocabulary. :) If it stretches when washed, you can pop it in a drier until it is just damp, it ought to go back to size.

Posted by: June | Sep 24, 2005 1:53:03 AM

Try some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted and I promise you'll totally change your thinking about superwash! While I love the cascade 200 superwash, Lorna's comes in a bazillion more colors and is a bazillion times softer. Get thee to the nearest Lorna's dealer.

Posted by: Sheila | Sep 24, 2005 6:15:52 AM

Cascade 220, in its superwash or regular varieties, is my desert-island yarn. It comes in a bazillion colors, is soft, and it's very affordable.

Posted by: Colleen | Sep 24, 2005 7:36:32 AM

I love me some 220, but I've never actually tried the superwash. I really should since, while I do tend to reach for pricier yarns, I don't have the money for them and I really don't have the patience to hand wash many things.

Posted by: Vicki | Sep 24, 2005 12:43:18 PM

I'm adding it to my Christmas wish lists then Nona. Does Sheila work for Lorna's laces? Just kidding Sheila....I love LL too.

Posted by: kathy b | Sep 24, 2005 8:49:54 PM

Nona -- This is off the subject, but where do you get the Catherine Lowe kits and how can you subscribe to her publication? I can't find this online, but I did a search and know that you took a class from her and wrote a great post about it. Thanks for your help.

Posted by: Shawna | Sep 25, 2005 8:42:22 PM

Nona, I really like that shade of blue, very pretty.

Posted by: Teri | Sep 26, 2005 6:22:29 AM

Nona you must check these yarns out
super wash is ok but ....
This is a Canadian company and i am sure you will find a distributor wherever you are. Well worth the browse
Her daughter also has a company across the country check this out
please let me know what you think
My favorite store here in Edmonton has it all and I have to admit I have quite the stash

Posted by: Marie Mio | Sep 26, 2005 1:40:02 PM

hey Nona

I've a bit of a math quiz on my blog. I know Nona loves math. :)

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