:noway: Wow -- I get all in a huff when it's $4.99 / skein -- I can't imaging $8! :shock:
Fortunately, I'm using it on an on again /off again project and I think I can get a way with buying one skein at a time to finish it off -- using my 40% off coupons. (Long story short -- I think I onlyl need four more skeins to finish it.)
I haven't tried Vanna's but I love to look at it! I don't mind acrylic and it's on my list of yarns to try. Thanks for the heads up about the splitting -- I'll want to start with one skein to see if I have trouble or not.