Eventually you may become a crocheter with a very discerning taste in yarn. Some use the term "yarn snob," and yes, that's exactly what you are. Suddenly acrylic is no longer good enough for you and you long for more luxurious or natural fibers. Don't worry, I'm not one to judge. The Animator's Wife drinks from her Yarn Snob mug with pride. The only thing that annoys her about the whole affair is that yarn snobbery is not exactly the cheapest attitude to have.
For those of you who are shackled to a budget like The Animator's Wife but long for designer yarns, I would like to introduce you to Cascade Yarns. These guys can't be beat for both the quality of their yarns and the variety of colors available. They have just about everything on the fiber spectrum from acrylic to wool and cotton to alpaca to even higher end fibers like silk and mohair. And the best part is it's so affordable!
When we first opened Crochet Kitten's Bazaar, we only wanted to carry the best yarns, but we also wanted them to be affordable, so of course we had to go with Cascade.
Our latest addition to the shop is Cascade 220 Superwash Sport. This is a machine-washable 100% merino wool, which makes it very versatile because that means you don't have to worry about hand-washing or dry cleaning. It's also oh so soft to the touch and gives wonderful stitch definition.