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How much would you spend on a good quality yarn?<br><br>
Say you have a blanket project and you could go with the super expensive super soft yarn or you could use an excelent quality yarn but it's not as soft or would you go with a cheaper yarn to save money?<br><br>
All of the yarns above are the exact same color, it's a throw blanket and wont get to dirty and it is for you personally.<br><br>
How much is to much?
 

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Me, I go with the "ouch" factor.<br><br>
It's going to take me _____ balls to make this at $_____. If the final number makes me cringe, I choose a lesser expensive alternative.
 

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<a href="http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/60633AD.html" target="_blank">http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/60633AD.html</a><br><br>
this is what I really want to make.<br><br>
But the expensive yarn comes in with an over sized baby pink scarf.
 

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<img alt="" src="http://www.lionbrand.com/stores/eyarn/pictures/60634ada.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
and this one
 

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Okay even with the less expensive yarn, we're talking a whole lot of it...I guess my question would be are you willing to go with a $100 blanket, or for the sake of softness you could use a less expensive, but still soft yarn.<br><br>
Caron Simply soft is way cheap, but it's also way soft.<br><br>
It's a tough one, but I'm a cheap skate. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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That is gorgeous!!<br><br>
For blankets, I tend to use cheaper yarn or find someplace that will give me a bulk discount. For instance, yarn.com gives you discounts after you hit $75, I think it is. Littleknits.com also has bag sales that are great deals.<br><br>
I'm like Alia---I look at the cost of the final finished item, unless I can buy a little at a time.
 
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