The above is exactly how I feel. I am a yarn snob. I love nice yarn, and I usually knit with the premium stuff. HOWEVER, some things just don’t seem appropriate for fancy yarn - like big blankets or things for kids - so I use an acrylic or blend that I like (Red Heart Soft, Caron Simply Soft, Lion Wool-Ease).
I find myself in an interesting situation and I was wondering what y’all would advise: The wife of friend of DH & mine is having a baby. I don’t know her, but he is very pretentious. I love him to death and have come to accept that about him. I can’t stand it in anyone else, but for some reason in him it is endearing (he is like Frasier). I have the feeling that she may be similar, as their wedding registry contained $25 teacups (!)among other very expensive gifts.
I want to knit the baby something nice. Despite what I have said, he is not kind of person who would actually turn his nose up at hand made stuff. Nonetheless, I do want to respect his tastes and try to use a nice yarn.
That said, this is a BABY and though I’ve never had one before, I am under the impression that they make a mess and that I need to use a very washable yarn.
What is a fancy, washable baby yarn? I only know fancy adult yarns! Is it really worth it to use one of these yarns? I have a bunch of Simply Soft in exactly the colors he said they would like, but then I don’t want to be stingy if a more expensive yarn will yield a better result.