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I knit, I crochet and don't currently do any other craft other than loving to sew. 

I have many things to discuss about knitting, crocheting and yarn and have decided to begin posting them. 

I am on a budget and believe many of those in this group, by virtue of age if nothing else are also trying to limit our yarn budget.  What yarns do you like that you believe are a reasonable price for the quality and size of the skein?

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What a great question, Trish! My favorite yarn might not be the most inexpensive, so I guess I'll give a couple of answers. I love the yarns from Fiesta (Gracie and Ballet  http://fiestayarns.com/store/items/view/1604/gracies_lace/) , but they are very expensive.

For budget yarns I have two old standards. I adore Knit Picks "Gloss" link (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarn--fiber-en/view-all-yarn-en/gloss-fing...)  (Since I knit almost exclusively lace I go for the finest weight I can find, but I think it can also be gotten in heavier weight and it is a terrific price! It is a merino silk blend with just the right amount of elasticity and a really nice hand. Also Webs has a really nice lace merino/tencel (on sale right now) that is a terrific yarn.

What about others?

I love to find the deals and try out descounted yarns that are not found in my area.  I occasionally order from Smiley's yarns, DBNY (Don't Buy New Yarn), Bead Adyx and Yarn Buffet.

Of the yarns available around rural Milwaukee (JoAnn's, Michaels, and a few small yarn stores) I like the chunky Deborah Norville, Lion Brand Wool Ease,and got into a scarve crocheting kick over Christmas using everything from Ruffle yarns to Jiffy.  My favorite yarn overall is mohair but I order it usually in fingering weight for shawls.

Check out WEBS deals on yarn right now! Also DBNY is having a New Year's sale starting tonight, if anyone is looking for beautiful, quality yarn for a reduced price!  (I don't DARE buy any more yarn!)




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