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May 15, 2019 10:58:57   #
This doesn't surprise me. I always thought that there was something wrong with the Biden polling. We can't believe everything the media is telling us.
May 11, 2019 11:34:08   #
Granddaughters are 'especially special' when there is only one. Enjoy!
May 11, 2019 11:15:28   #
I don't donate to DCCC. They - along with Debbie Wasserman Schultz - were responsible for working against Sanders when he ran against Hillary in the primary. They should have kept out of it and just let the voters decide. Since then I only donate to individual candidates.
May 10, 2019 15:01:14   #
vikicooks wrote:
This is the finished hat!

Ahhhh - that is a good looking hat!

Thanks for posting this.
May 10, 2019 09:49:05   #
This is crap.
May 10, 2019 09:47:47   #
Yeah, right. I like this guy's take on blue dogs. An endangered species. For good reason.
May 10, 2019 09:12:09   #
Shame on Warwick, RI.
May 8, 2019 11:05:30   #
cbjllinda wrote:
I am not understand the attraction to this site. I just figured out that I would need a lot of skeins since they are mostly one hundred yards each to get what I need to make an afghan. even four for five dollars by the time you add it all up you could just as well go to Michaels or joanns and get a better buy what am I missing here? not too mention adding the postage.

I completely understand your reservations about the postage charges. They do seem prohibitive. But between the yarn cost and the postage charges, the total cost came out to be $2.28 per skein. Yardage is 229 yards per skein - not bad. And I was looking specifically for a wool/acrylic blend. So I hope this will work out.
May 8, 2019 09:57:40   #
vikicooks wrote:
If I’m reading the symbols correctly, no dryer and no ironing.

Thanks for that. I've already ordered some, so I guess I will have to make a swatch and try air drying in the dryer. Afghans are too big to dry flat.

Wish me luck. : /
May 7, 2019 17:23:50   #
vikicooks wrote:
I am knitting with the Favorite Wool (50/50) right now. It is beautiful wool. The label says it can be washed at 30 degrees.

Thank you!

Can it be machine dried - low temp?
May 7, 2019 16:26:52   #
fergablu2 wrote:
You could buy a small quantity, swatch, and launder by machine, but it seems a lot of trouble to me. I can endorse the 100% acrylic I bought from them. I’ve used it before for charity hats and scarves, and it came out of the washer and dryer perfect.

I may have to do that. The afghans will require a significant amount of yarn, and it is on sale now, but I don't want to buy a quantity sufficient for 6 afghans and have it not be suitable.

I've also used their acrylic for baby items. I really liked the long striping colors and the items turned out really well. For these afghans, though, I need a heavier weight yarn. And it would probably be nice to have a wool/acrylic blend.

I'm trying to build an afghan around this:
May 7, 2019 12:53:31   #
Kim Pracy wrote:
Can you email them, I wonder?

I've tried unsuccessfully before to do that. But I guess I have nothing to lose by trying again.

May 7, 2019 12:14:24   #
kelsogal wrote:
I've used several types of Ice yarns, but none washable. The laundry instructions are on each skein's label/band in symbols. I had to Google the meaning of them.
Also, the colorway isn't included on those bands, but on the wrapper of each package of them.

It's unfortunate that the care information is only on the labels and not on the website. It would be really unfortunate to order a large quantity of the yarn only to find that it would be unsuitable for the purpose because it would require hand washing.
May 7, 2019 12:09:21   #
fergablu2 wrote:
There is a Favourite yarn that is 50% wool/50% acrylic, and a Favorite that is 100% acrylic. A bunch of acrylic colors are out of stock:

The one I am considering is 50% wool, 50% acrylic. I know that the Caron cakes yarn is a wool/acrylic blend and even though the label says hand wash, machine washing is fine for that. I was hoping that the Ice Yarns Favourite might also be like that.
May 7, 2019 11:36:09   #
I'm wondering if anybody has used this yarn and what opinions may be about it.

I would need to order a lot of it to make afghans for my children, so it sure would be helpful if I could get some feedback as to the quality. I looked on Ravelry - not much information there.

Also - it has to be machine washable and dryable. Ice Yarns never shows information about that.

TIA for anything you can offer.
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