I know they’re a cheap brand, but that was what I was looking for - in the UK we have a severe shortage of cheap yarn that isn’t in baby colours - I want blacks, purples, bright blues etc. I’m allergic to wool and other animal fibres so needed good acrylics or other types of yarn. I had previously thought of importing lion brand yarn to see what it was like, but the customs charges I’ve been hit with before made me think twice - they’re not worth paying for cheap yarn.
Then, thanks to the wonders of Ravelry, I found there’s a UK online supplier and ordered a few samples - so today I got in the mail
-one ball of chunky Jiffy in Chilli (deep red colour), which I love - I’d been looking for a soft fuzzy mohair like yarn for ages.
one ball of chenille thick and quick, in a gorgeous deep teal colour, but it’s a little hard so I think I’ll use it for something homebased rather than clothing
one ball of deep blue glitterspun - another love - it’s soft and nowhere near as scratchy as the UK equivalents, and it sparkles beautifully
one ball of black Tiffany - I actually can’t get over how soft it is, I just keep touching it. Unfortunately, it’s an eyelash type yarn so not something I’d really wear, but I think I’m going to make a really touchy-feely cushion cover with it…
and my favourite! - one ball of purple microspun, oh god how I love this stuff. It’s soft and smooshy and has a lovely sheen and I’m so impressed.
So, there we go - not luxury yarns by any means, but I’m on disability benefits so need decent cheap yarns. I’m very happy with my purchases