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« on: March 14, 2007 01:36:31 AM »

Went to Goodwill today, almost didn't. Ended up coming out with a new watch, a couple of books, and CRAPLOADS of yarn. One bag being a mix of homespun and the red heart knock off, but the other bag of this funky yarn apparently only sold by this one store down in LA.

Anyone ever hear of Super Yarn Mart! ? And do they know happen to know the properties of the line, Ice Yarn?. It comes in a folded skein, not a ball, and is HUGE. The only information on the label is as follows:

"Fine Ply All Purpose Art Needlework Yarn
Net Wt 9.5 oz
ICE YARN can be fun and at the same time cut your needlework costs in half, all you need is patience! These simple instruction will open the door to a whole new world of pleasure for the serious minded needle-crafter.
Insert instructions on how to unfold and wind into a ball, Steps 1-5. Balls should be the size of a grapefruit. With how much I wound in a small ball without a swift or winder over about an hour and a half, I think the entire skein would be that size.
#6 Whether you are using 2,3, 4, or more strands, you will find that ICE YARN automatically twists together by the time the yarn reaches your needle. This will enable you to knit or crochet without the problem of "splitting".
Try a swatch, check your guage, and off you go...
Good Mileage!"

There was another Super Yarn Mart bag of yarn that I picked up that actually had what the yarn was made out of (acrylic, but it has the texture of a VERY thin chenille). The Ice Yarn seems to be 2ply, and is about the same thickness as your standard doiley cotton... But the textures between the three colors in the bag is significant. The light purple is baby soft, the navy blue a bit more standard, and the red-orange is so rough.. it's like acrylic's red headed stepchild. It gives a little when you crochet with it, and I'm going to take it into my LYS to get it wound into balls at my SNB, but I won't know what to make out of it til I know what it is. *shrugs*
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2007 10:26:29 PM »

One of the girls at the LYS did the lighter test for me. It's acrylic, they think. First picture: One hank *just one* stretched out around me.

Second: How many balls I got out of the lavender. A standard size ball of Cascade 220 is next to it.

Third: How thin it is. One lady said to tat with it, and others said to work with at least 2-3 strands at a time.

But it's sooooo pretty!!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2007 10:35:08 PM »

Oooohhh....pretty...The things I would make...

I'd love to hold that dark purple with the lavendar and make a scarf with it....

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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2007 04:08:57 AM »

Super Yarn Mart's Ice Yarn was sold labeled 100% Virgin Acrylic.  It should automatically twist tight enough to knit or crochet without a problem, but still create the super softness of say Caron Simply Soft.  It was meant to be worked multiple strands at once.
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