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Working on finishing the Granny Squares Jill put me up to.

Then I will dabble in making an afghan stitched scarf in a puzzle pattern for a friend....
Ravelry: Autism Awareness Scarf pattern by Issa Garrison

Contemplating if the Super saver yarn is worthy for this...or 'with love' since it is a little bit softer (not by much though)

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That scarf is awesome! I find that some super saver yarn is amazing and some is just crap, I just have to feel it all I have been making a lot of things over the past few months, here are my latest two blankets!
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Use the "With love", it is a little softer, plus it worked or will for the hat I just finished. I just started another one using a different brand, and it's a bit thinner of a 4, but it's super soft. I check tonight and let you know the brand name.
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There is one brand at the store (not yarn store nor craft specific), I think Caron? That stuff seems super soft, but also quite pricy. I would love to find some more natural selections, but I think I would have to go and find the one yarn shop in the county.

Or I could by the reflective yarn! I bet that would be striking!
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We have some amazing yarn shops here in Spain (I love the brand Katia), but I've seen a lot of blogs and forums where people order their yarn online. It's apparently even easier and cheaper to do from the US. I love both projects!
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I just found the wrapper from the yarn I was talking about. It's Lion Brand Yarns: Heartland. It's really soft, and pretty easy to work with. I have already started my second hat with it. I hope this helps.
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Ohh, that's super soft! Maybe a little fat though.

Caron Super Soft....'The Store' by the house sells it for over 6 dollars a skein...the Craft store (that isn't close by) has it on sale for 3....what is WRONG with that picture!
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I like simply soft but it gets fuzzy easily (not that all yarns don't), and I have also had LOTS of uneven skeins, either fraying or large texture issues within the skein. Not always a great yarn. I like red heart soft a lot better than simply soft
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I think I will visit the yarn shop. Need to find some nice soft yarn for some beginner projects for my girl scouts. I want them to learn how to crochet (maybe knit as well) and have some easy projects with charitable goal for them: Making small blankets for infants, then maybe more involved stuff like hats or booties...so far we are still working on chain stitch though....anyhow, I want something as fat as Super Saver, but softer, and in baby colors....you would figure that would not be such a tall order!
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dagnabbit...I am putting the last few rounds on my granny square blanket... then I found 2 squares that had slipped under the car seat....
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