lykkelig wrote: »
I've come to the understanding that a pair of socks made out of merino will cost the same in coupons as a pair of socks made from lambswool. So I need to make some decisions as to whether I want to pay a lot of money for a merino/nylon blend because I know the merino won't stand up to daily wear on it's own, or head for the cheaper more rustic yarns that traditionally were used before the invention of nylon. While there is no difference in coupons used, my conscience is making me think and I am terrible for being seduced by the beautiful coloured yarns that Indie dyers produce. I'm just sharing my thoughts. You have me thinking already. To the knitters amongst us, what is your fibre of choice for socks?
lykkelig wrote: »
I have never heard of a knitted on darn. I will investigate this this afternoon so thank you as I think it will be incredibly useful. I too wear hard on the balls of my feet. I have had my eye on WYS for sometime so I'm glad of that recommendation. I have a handful of knitted socks and have become quite commited to building my collection so I was worried about the amount of coupons I would use and thought I might have to lurk with you all but then I did the math and realised realisticly I only need about 5 more pairs to have a comfortable rotation and here I am.
PipneyJane wrote: »
Please take a seat by the fire. Laura, if you pass around the cake, I’ll get more glasses from the Kitchen for the wine. Polly, please do the pouring. Thriftmonster, do we have enough chairs?
thriftmonster wrote: »
If not. I'll knock a few chairs up from my wood stash = or knit them:rotfl:
I am taking part in a primary school VE day thing and so will be knitting up a top from stash but will need to make a skirt - Abakhan here I come for tweed but will still need to give coupons up:(
Should you overpay, or save?
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