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Old 05-02-2016, 11:18 AM   #101
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The bizarre thing is that most yarn we get in Canada is from Australia! Maybe they just process it all over here?
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:21 AM   #102
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That is weird. How do you go for choice?

I caved and bought 2 balls of nice sock yarn online, but think I'm going to have to make a lot of stashbusters to use the widely available mystery yarns.

There might be decent options I've overlooked in actual craft/yarn stores but getting there would require energy I don't have.
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:43 PM   #103
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I'm guessing it's because Canada doesn't exactly have a booming wool industry? I don't use animal yarn but I do notice a significant price difference between synthetics and wool; not sure if I could afford to knit if I was one of those people who insisted on wool.

I get my sock yarn on the cheap from Michael's online.

Also, finally finished the cuff of that knee high sock. This is taking foooooooreveeeeeeeer.
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Old 05-12-2016, 01:00 AM   #104
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Yes, it's pricey. I got two tiny 50g balls of superwash 4ply and am hoping it makes the socks very wearable.

Oh - toe up, so you've finished the sock? Or cuff down, so you've just started? I nearly died knitting thigh his
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Old 05-12-2016, 11:30 AM   #105
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Cuff down. There's 25 little cables in all on the cuff, all on sock weight yarn on size one needles...this is going to take a million years.

At least now I have bigger, fewer cables to work with?
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:27 PM   #106
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Oh man, is that 2.25mm or smaller? I'm assuming you're talking American size 1.

Suddenly realising I've forgotten what size needles I'm using and wondering if I have any smaller for when I get to the cuff. (Toe up.) Ugh. It's nice wool but I'm feeling so bored and flat. I'm only through an inch or so of toe cap.
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