Friday, August 12, 2005

There is Hope!

Follow up to my quest to bring back beautiful, natural (or at least not crazy-novelty-type acrylic) yarns:

You may recall my ranting and somewhat rambling well thought-out and concise email to Lionbrand regarding the direction their yarns had been taking lately.

As Agnes astutely informed us in the comments, Lion Brand is planning to introduce new "normal" yarns in the fall.

I received this response from Lionbrand yesterday.

Thanks for writing and I do hear what you are saying. We are developing new basic yarns
including a cashmere blend and a 100% wool that has beautiful colors. We will be revampting the color range in the Wool-Ease line as well. We appreciate the fact that you took the time to
write and we do understand the necessity to maintain basic and affordable luxury yarns in our

With Warm Regards,
Lion Brand Yarn Company

I can't wait to see what they come out with. Also, I really hope it's available around here...

I love to go to the LYS and fondle the beautiful (and extremely expensive slightly more pricey) yarns, but I love to find nice yarn I can afford!!

**I also find "With Warm Regards" kind of funny in a slightly punny way. Warm. Yarn. Wool. (I know. I'm sorry. I'll stop now.)


  1. That is exciting news! Fun fur is EVIL!!

  2. I just got back from the States, Massachussetts, and I looked everywhere for cotton ease and couldn't find it at all. I'm like you, I love to knit but can't afford to knit as much as I want, so it's nice to have affordable good-quality yarn. Can't wait to see what comes, although I'm in Germany again and it's tough to come by here. I bought a cardigan pattern that I'd love to knit but if I use 'normal' wool it would cost $100.00. Can't do that, so let's see what Lion Brand comes up with.

  3. I hate all that novelty crap too.

    Do you ever use KnitPicks for cheap stuff? That tends to be my favorite as of late, but I definetly still have a ton of wool-ease lying around the house.


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