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Cobweb99
« on: February 08, 2012 09:03:49 AM »

I'm pretty amateurish in crocheting, but I want to make a few My Little Pony and Nintendo afghans, pixel style.  I was wondering what would be a good brand of yarn to use.  I'm not very able to shop, so I want to find a place online where I can order a nice, dependable yarn with lots of different colors, and a good feel.  I really appreciate any advice you can give me!
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Elljo3
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012 09:24:24 AM »

Here are a couple of place I get my wool from.

http://www.blacksheepwools.com/acatalog/Knitting_Wool.html
http://www.sewandso.co.uk/Departments/Other-Crafts/Crochet.aspx

I can't. Really help with what wool too use tho sorry.
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Cobweb99
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012 09:42:25 AM »

I should have mentioned, perhaps, that I'm from the US.  Regardless, those are wonderful links and fill me full of envy Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2012 11:08:32 AM »

 Undecided. Sorry didn't relise

Another site I use is bernat there is a US site

http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/yarn-bernat.html
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012 11:12:17 AM »

I have a similar afghan planned and I got the yarn from Joann Fabrics.  They have a pretty good selection of yarn, and the prices are resonable.  What type of fiber are you looking at using?
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012 11:51:08 AM »

Something washable, long-wearing, and that feels good.  I don't mind putting a little money into them if I get something that will last.  My son has an afghan I made almost 30 years ago before he was born and it's still pretty good Smiley  Some of these will be for kids.  I'm not smart enough to figure out how to post the picture but it is in my gallery.  This picture of Fluttershy is the one I thought I would start with, if that helps.  I used to use Redheart yarn a long time ago, but that's because it was the cheapest and it was pretty rough.  I did look on Joann's and Michael's but there don't seem to be as many colors as there used to be. 
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2012 06:34:53 PM »

I'm pretty obsessed with I Love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby. It's really soft and you get a lot of it in a skein. You can order it online if there's not a store near you. I've used it to make lots of hats, and one hat in particular has gone through lots of washes and has held up wonderfully. There are so many colors to choose from also. Since I've discovered it's my go to yarn Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012 02:47:28 PM »

I also like the I Love this Yarn brand.
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2012 02:52:32 PM »

I have to tell you...I made an afghan for my DH for our first Xmas together, and that was 22 YEARS AGO and it was made out of Red Heart yarn.  It has held up to many washings and never got a hole in it or anything.  It gets softer with age too.  I wouldn't use RH on a baby blanket, but I have no problem with it for everything else, despite what the majority of people say!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2012 02:18:56 PM »

Hobby Lobby sells on line, sometimes with free shipping. Sign up for their newsletter and they'll send you coupons you can use on line
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