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« on: December 24, 2008 04:54:27 PM »

hello readers! i need help with a situation: in the beginning of november, i bought two hanks of a beautiful chocolatey alpaca/bamboo yarn from a carding mill. it looks like velvet and FELT just as good when i bought it- i couldn't resist it. i was trying to find just the right pattern for it, and once into the knitting for quite a ways, i put the fabric around my neck and find- to my horror- that it itches like fiber glass!!!! i'm really peeved bc the lady who sold it to my *who was really nice, btw* was going on and on about how nice the yarn was!!! i thought alpacas didn't even HAVE guard hairs!!! grrr!! and they're a carding mill, so they would KNOW about that and choose to spin it that way.

so the dillema is: would you contact them about it? for me, being a spinner, i NEVER buy yarn, especially not such a nice *and pricey* yarn and that's why this is so dissapointing to me. i'm not expecting a refund or exchange, but still.

thanks in advance for reading!!
(cross-posted in knitting, but since spinning has a lot to do with yarn, and most spinners knit, and therefore buy yarn, i posted here also)
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009 06:17:59 AM »

I've heard folks that buy yarn will often drape it over their neck and see what it feels like before buying.  I have had folks that buy my yarn rub it against their face (which mildly irks me because of rubbing makeup on the yarn!)

Older alpacas do have guard hair.
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