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Would you be happy with gifts made out of acrylic wool?

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Hannahboo
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Would you be happy with gifts made out of acrylic wool?

Postby Hannahboo » Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:10 pm

I am trying to get sorted for all the gifts I want to make for a couple of friends due babies soon, and also for presents for family for Christmas and trying to keep costs down as we dont have a great amount of funds at the moment so have decided I will make knitted items for as many people as possible.

Thing is, I'm not sure we can afford to use pure wool for them, as once I add all the costs up its working out very expensive, plus I have lots of acrylic here already in various colours, so just wondering what the general consensus is on whether people would be happy to receive gifts made from acrylic? I know a few people I need to knit for wouldn't know the difference tbh so I will make theirs from acrylic but then there are others who I know would know the difference but not sure if they would mind if that makes sense :giggle:

Obviously I'm sure most of us would prefer pure wool if we had the choice :giggle: but I also know I would happily put acrylic cardigans, jumpers, hats etc on Darcy and bump but I know some people wouldn't use anything other than natural products :-? so really just a random question to see what others think :giggle:

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Dora
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Re: Would you be happy with gifts made out of acrylic wool?

Postby Dora » Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:19 pm

Of course- i'd be very happy with a gift that had taken such thought :love: x

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Re: Would you be happy with gifts made out of acrylic wool?

Postby BingBongBoo » Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:48 pm

I would - and have been - very pleased to receive a gift made of acrylic wool. It's always lovely that someone has put such time/effort into a gift. Plus, acrylic wool is easy to wash :giggle: :giggle:

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Re: Would you be happy with gifts made out of acrylic wool?

Postby Woozle35 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:54 pm

Of course I would. I would be very happy x

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Re: Would you be happy with gifts made out of acrylic wool?

Postby Kirstyh » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:00 pm

Yep I would be over the moon :love:

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Re: Would you be happy with gifts made out of acrylic wool?

Postby labbiefan » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:24 pm

I would be over the moon if friends made me knitted gifts, the wool wouldn't make any difference. I dressed ds in allsorts and would dress dd in arylic too. I think your friends will be touched that you've made the effort for them xx

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Re: Would you be happy with gifts made out of acrylic wool?

Postby g murphy » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:33 pm

Yep I would love it! I am currently crocheting Naimh a blanket in acrylic as I could not afford pure wool. x

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Re: Would you be happy with gifts made out of acrylic wool?

Postby 0_Lisa_0 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:48 pm

I think that some acrylic yarns are lush and I have used some truly awful pure wool too, so there are both ends of the spectrum out there either way ;)
If your making clothes acrylic will probably stand up better to all the washing anyway tbh, just make sure you buy from your lys so you can have a good squish and find the best thing for your project ;)

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Re: Would you be happy with gifts made out of acrylic wool?

Postby Twinkletoes » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:54 pm

Yes, and for some things it's better in a way, cos they can quickly be bunged in the wash, and they dry in a flash.

I have some lovely hand knits that my mum sources from church fetes etc, and some crochet blankets I stalk eBay for, and they're all acrylic and well loved.

Having said that, if they DO know the difference, maybe a smaller item in a blended yarn would be a good compromise?

My brother's godmother offered to knit us baby cardis earlier this year, so I bought her loads of pure wool yarn (she usually uses acrylic). I've just taken delivery of half a dozen beautifully knitted acrylic cardigans, so I'm a bit baffled! Had been planning on the first cardi being pure wool, and now it's too late :(

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