28 September 2009

7 Reasons why you should buy yarn at Sears

My late aunt (often know as MATB) apparently wasn't a really great knitter. Okay, it could have been age, eyesight and pride, but when she died I ended up with some of her unfinished stuff and it was oddly gratifying to see that someone who had always held herself as way better than anyone else at everything was not so much.

Most of the UFOs and such have long since exited my life but while I was rolling through the Autumnal archaeological clear out, I found the one auntie UFO that intrigued me.

At some point or another she was working on a cardigan using Sears Afghan and Sweater Yarn in the colour Rose (50) and the dye lot 4199.

She had the back, one side and part of both sleeves done or in progress. On the front, she had dutifully marked her button/button hole placement. No idea what the pattern was and I've no real desire to own or knit a rose coloured wool garment so the yarn is probably going into some donation rotation but not before the gotta blog moment.

I have six full 2 oz hanks of this lovely 2 ply 100% Virgin All American Wool. The suggested laundering for this stuff is hand wash with Sears Cold water wash and I'm guessing that while the moth proofed yarn may have survived the test of time any vintage Cold water wash would be little more than water at this point.

Meanwhile the 7 reasons why you should buy yarn at Sears are:

  • Each yarn goes through 18 different inspections to give uniformity of weight, color, strength and quality.
  • Sears yarn is pull-skeined for instant knitting
  • Each dyelot is numbered to give the most perfect color match.
  • Sears Interchangeable Yarn Chart helps eliminate guesswork in pattern and yarn selection.
  • Sears will teach you how to knit. Ask about our schools for Beginners or Advanced knitters.
  • Sears knitting teachers are available for consultation after class or in the department.
  • "Satisfaction Guaranteed Or Your Money Back."


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