Hi, I'm planning on knitting a purse for my mom's birthday, and I was wondering what yarns would be strong and able to handle a lot of wear and tear.
I know wool is supposed to be strong, but my mom's allergic to wool, so any wool or wool blends are sadly a no.
I'm making that bag, and it suggests a bulky wool yarn.
I was thinking of using two strands of Cotton Ease held together, or Bernat Alpaca, but I've heard some negative things about a lot of white hairs coming off the Alpaca yarn. Also, I'm not opposed to acrylic yarn, as long as it's strong.
Oh and also, her birthday is in less than a month, and I don't knit very quickly, so yarns that could be bought at Michaels ( http://www.michaels.com/art/online/displayproductlist?categoryid=100106 ) would be preferable. The nearest LYS is really far from me, and there's no Jo-Ann in sight.
Thanks so much!