hey all you crafty ladies (and gents!),
i hoping you can help enlighten me about choosing yarns for knitting projects. i recently started learning to knit. then i heard so much about stitch n' bitch, i had to buy that. now i'm really excited to start making some of the patterns in that book! it seems like all of the patterns suggest using Brown Sheep brand Lamb's Pride yarn. I promptly went to my local craft store, Michael's (i live in NE florida, i don't have a lot of choices like you new yorkers do!) and found almost exclusively acrylic yarns. boo! so here are two questions:
1) if i buy my yarn online, does anyone know if www.kaleidoscopeyar ns.com
is a good place to use? they seem to have the cheapest prices on Brown Sheep yarns, but i want to make sure i'm not overlooking anything.
2) living in NE florida as i do, if i were to decide to make some of the projects in cotton or acrylic instead of wool blends, are there any guidelines you can offer for choosing an "equivalent" yarn to the one suggested? i'm guessing that if i choose something that is about the same thickness/same guage, that pattern should work up about the same. (except i won't be able to block or felt it.) am i right?
sorry for the rambling post! (i feel like i've done nothing but blather on since i just this board, but i can't help myself; you all have such great ideas!) thanks for your help!