Friday, February 23, 2007
peaches/sugar and cream?
So, here goes. Does anyone know if Sugar and Cream cotton (sold through Mary Maxim in Canada) is equivalent to Peaches and Cream cotton that I have heard so much about in the MDK book? If so, I want to go out and buy loads this weekend. However, I have had mixed success with another relatively cheap cotton (Bernat Handicrafter - it gave off a lot of fluff while knitting with it).
Any thoughts appreciated.
Peaches N Creme's maker used to own the company that makes Sugar N Cream. (elmore-pisgah.com, click on 'about us'). That being said, I like Peaches N Creme much better, so they must not come from the same original method. Sadly, I can find Sugar N Cream in TONS of colors around here, but Peaches N Creme only in about a dozen at Walmart. I also like Lion Cotton better than Sugar N Cream, but it, too is only sold one place here, comes in fewer colors, and is more expensive.
I keep telling myself that one of these days I'll put in an order to Elmore Pisgah for some non-Walmart colors, but their shipping is so darn steep. Why they need to charge $9+ to mail just a few balls of yarn, I'll never understand..
Incidentally, I left a special request note about which carriers they used on my E-P online order, and I got a call back not an hour later wanting to clear up my request for USPS shipping. The woman I spoke to (I'm sorry, I can't remember her name) was VERY nice and friendly, and forthcoming. She waited to call me until my order was ready to ship, which means from the time I clicked "order" to the time they shipped was about an hour and a half. Can I say enough how impressed I am at their turn-around time and how cool it is to get a personal call about an online order? I can only hope to be that good.