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post #21 of 43
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Originally Posted by linnea
I've knitted with Manos wool yarn before, and it is stunning, but it does get really pilly, really fast. It actually pilled just from working it on the needles! I would save it for an item that isn't in use all the time, unless you have a pill shaver!
The Manos wool is really terrific for a night time soaker-- which is what mine is in use for (see link in my signature for pics). Since it is reserved for night time, it doesn't pill much (it is more fuzzy than pilly, and the pills slough off, leaving the wool looking newer). I have a heavy wetter and this soaker (and its matching wool liner) are marvelous for night-- the wool is so moisture resistant and is never wet on the outside of the soaker, and I rarely have to wash and have never lanolized this soaker.

So, if you want a night time soaker that will work fabulously well, I personally think the manos is a good choice. Mine does get fuzzy, but that doesn't bother me, and it is so soft and luxurious to touch, I don't mind the tradeoff with fuzz.

Karla
post #22 of 43
I love my yarns from Jessica too and I'm also loving the Cascade quatro from http://www.threadbearfiberarts.com/
post #23 of 43
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Originally Posted by linnea
I've knitted with Manos wool yarn before, and it is stunning, but it does get really pilly, really fast. It actually pilled just from working it on the needles! I would save it for an item that isn't in use all the time, unless you have a pill shaver!
I have a soaker made from this yarn (Cass's Cozies) and it is actually my least pilly soaker and I use it all the time! Hmmm... Weird that we had such different experiences with it. Here is my non-pilly soaker.. I just posted about it on the nighttime soaker thread, it is amazingly absorbent and so soft!

Anyway, www.holysheepyarns.com is having 10% off today in honor of Cass's b-day. Use the code cass3?

XOXO
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Hi Terri,

I'm on a yahoo group with you I think

I'm actually on my way today to gaspereauvalleyfibres to "feel the yarn" YAH!

If there is a particular wool that you want me to feel or check out
colours, let me know. I'll give it a squeeze for you :LOL
post #26 of 43
OK, my choices here.

I love peace fleece (its what I pretty much exclusively use for single color work around here). www.peacefleece.com Its made from a coop of former soviet farmers and american ones (a cold war effort). It can be bought more expensively (with less shipping up to a point) at www.halcyonyarn.com

Halcyon is clearancing out a 100% wool Debbie Bliss aran tweed , solid color with color nibs that is really pretty and soft.

I have bought from a new color fave source.... www.mysticalcreationyarns.com some great colors and an amazing quantity of different fibers, including bamboo???

And, of course, Jessica at Fabriconnection has excellent quality and customer service. She does all my custom dyeing....
post #27 of 43
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Originally Posted by RufusBeans
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post #28 of 43
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Originally Posted by penny31
I have a soaker made from this yarn (Cass's Cozies) and it is actually my least pilly soaker and I use it all the time! Hmmm... Weird that we had such different experiences with it. Here is my non-pilly soaker.. I just posted about it on the nighttime soaker thread, it is amazingly absorbent and so soft!
I guess there are differences in lots of this yarn. I did some searching online and found that a lot of other people also had problems with pills, but perhaps some colors or lots are spn more tightly than others. It didn't work out well for the scarf I was trying to make from it, but it sounds like a great yarn for a nighttime soaker!
post #29 of 43
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Originally Posted by Mrpeabody'smom
Hi Terri,

I'm on a yahoo group with you I think

I'm actually on my way today to gaspereauvalleyfibres to "feel the yarn" YAH!

If there is a particular wool that you want me to feel or check out
colours, let me know. I'll give it a squeeze for you :LOL
Most likely yes for the Yahoo group I joined every one under the sun to try and get some answers.


Oh lucky you!!! Give the Himalya yarn a squeeze for me please , is it nice and soft? Oh and tell Julie that I sent her two e-mails yesterday for my order and to get back to me...not sure if they check their e-mails too often I want to get this ball of yarn rolling :LOL


Let me know if they give you any good suggestions as to what to use for soakers.

I am heading home to NS in two weeks(its been almost two years!!!!) and would love to have it in time so my grandmother can knit them while I am there. I am having it sent to her.
I swear that I feel like making a side trip to the Valley just to visit them so I can give the yarn a squeeze.

Terri
post #30 of 43
OMG! I so did not need any yarn... And, in fact, dh is kicking me out of the house for an hour today and I was going to go to the lys (he has a phone meeting). So, what do I do? Read this darn thread! The worst part is that I bought all the yarn I didn't need before I got to the peacefleece link, which I think is so kool, so I see more buying in my near future... <<sigh>>

And now I'm subscribed.

Jayne.
post #31 of 43
This thread has me . Before I get carried away, has anyone used the worsted weight wool yarn at Peace Fleece? I'm thinking of using it to make soaker pants, but don't want to order a bunch if it's scratchy. I just the colors, though!
post #32 of 43
If noone else has used it, and you decide to go ahead and order, please report back. I'm dying to know!

Went to the local yarn store and bought two giant hanks of hand dyed wool colorways and one of them was kind of tangled and wouldn't work on the swift -- so they gave it to me for free! Woo wee! I think each hank is big enough to make a pair of longies. So, I walked out with three all together, which should keep me busy for a while.

J.
post #33 of 43
oh good grief what is this? The yarn ho tribe?

Why doesn't someone make up a nice master document of yarn sources so we can sticky it or make a page up and stick it on karen's soaker page or somewhere?

post #34 of 43
Hello, my name is Debi...and I'm a yarn ho. :LOL
That is a great idea!! Umm...if I weren't lame on computer stuff I would do it. LOL Sorry.
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post #37 of 43
I finally got to show my Mom dd's new Aristocrat last night. She said to find a pattern and some wool, and she would make a soaker her next project! Yea!!

Off to try some links . . .
post #38 of 43
Ummm...just so you all know, I'm only posting so I can be subscribed to this thread :LOL

But here's my favorite yarn place at zee moment:

www.handpaintedyarn.com

I got the link form an mdc mama...on another one of these threads...
post #39 of 43
i heard (keep in mind, i'm a lowly knitter-wannabe) that Lion Brand Fisherma's wool is a really good yarn for soakers. is it not true??

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post #40 of 43
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Originally Posted by AinNJ
i heard (keep in mind, i'm a lowly knitter-wannabe) that Lion Brand Fisherma's wool is a really good yarn for soakers. is it not true??

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I've tried just about every yarn under the sun and LB Fisherman's is still one of my favorites
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