Okay, being new to knitting, as I have used acrylic yarns for crochet often, I was dragged to a 'yarn' store yesterday (7/5). I figured 'okay, it's not going to cost a lot to pick up a few skeins of different yarn.
Compared to what I was used to getting, I about DIED. I don't care WHAT kind of animal it came from, things shouldn't cost that much (or at least, if/since it does, I can now see why custom made socks cost a small fortune).
Of course my partner wanted me to get him a 12 oz (?) skein of yarn for $40. Of course I had to say no. Instead he opted for the $12.25 x2 instead. Yeah, I'm still in somewhat of a 'sticker shock' phase, but I have to admit that I do like the variety over just doing the plain and simple stuff.
At least now if I crochet with this stuff, I'll have a better feeling afghan.
At least with the knitting now, I also got some insight as to the self striping pattern stuff and prefer to knit that over the crochet variety, which just looks blocky and all over the place (okay, and some of it ugly as sin too).
I know I am not ready to even remotely knit an afghan (attention span of a goldfish, which I hear is better than a gnat, LOL), but I'm going to be working on my first scarf soon, so look for that.
Anyway, just thought I would post for now and let you all know what is going on. The partner has been 'patient' with my inability to learn the difference between purl and knit, but says I can knit really well. :)