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November 13, 2006



woo! the panda cotton looks promising!


Chitin! Oh goodness! That should be interesting. =) I like the sounds of the Panda Cotton and Panda Wool. Can't wait to give it a try!


I am excited to see the Panda yarn! Can't wait to try it out.

And I want to warn you, don't promote the SWTC as a vegetarian yarn, since it uses the shells of shellfish it's not considered vegetarian and in no way vegan. I started to get excited until I saw that. :( [As an example: Carmine which gives food, cosmetics, and paint a red color (aka cochineal) is from a beetle and is avoided by most vegetarians for that reason.]

Thanks for pushing "the agenda" if you will for veg friendly sock yarn!


I'm all over that Panda cotton!


I agree JJ. The SWTC Tofutsies definitely is not a "vegetarian yarn". Not only does it have Chitin, but wool is still the main fiber. I won't be selling it as a vegetarian yarn in the store, if I do carry it.


I have to agree the bamboolze & panda cotton & panda wool do separate when starting the sock but quickly disappear!! I lvoe the new yarns, working with them now. The Night Lights is gorgeous! the Bunny Hop was a joy to knit socks with too!


Cool new stuff coming! I too, would like to knit a sock with the tofutsies before I dive in and stock a whole bunch of it for sale. We've carried their fiber since they first began, and love it. I haven't decided what I think of this yarn yet ;-)
The panda yarn sounds like a great new alternative -
Congrats on finding such fun new stuff.


Friday I received the Crystal Palace, Panda Cotton yarn (59% bamboo, 25% cotton, 16% elastic nylon), as we speak I'm almost done with the first sock. I'm allergic to wool so this yarn is perfect for people that are allergic to wool. This is the first pair of socks I've knitted. This yarn is so soft, easy to work with. It does split sometimes, specially if you have to undo a stitch or row, but it's not a big deal. I do not like heavy socks, so this yarn is the perfect weight. Next pair of socks I knit with this type of yarn I will cast on with smaller meedles, as this yarn does not have the elasticity other sock yarns do. It retains it's shape nicely.
I can't wait for you to add this brand of yarn to your inventory.


I have severe allergies to wool, silk, cashmere,etc so I am anxious to get some of the panda and try it. Love to make socks, but have been discouraged with available yarns. I did a pair of lacy socks in baby yarn and they were alot of work for something that was only ok yarn wise. I am also allergic to soy and shellfish, so I will surely stay away from the other yarn mentioned.

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