Mid-Week Poll

January 17, 2007

So this week I’m wondering:  How often do you use the yarn prescribed in the pattern?  For the purposes of this question I am ignoring colors and just enquiring about the line of yarn.  (e.g. If the pattern calls for Cascade 220 in green and you use Cascade 220 in orange, it counts as the same yarn, but if it calls for Cascade 220 in green and you use Wool of the Andes in green, it counts as a different yarn.)

Please respond with a percentage of how often you use the yarn specified in the pattern (or you can say “5 times out of 10” or similar if you prefer to think about it that way.)  You may include more specific details if you would like, but a percentage will suffice.

As a sub-question:  Are you annoyed when you come across a pattern where the yarn is no longer available?  Does this keep you from knitting the pattern, or do you go find an acceptable substitute?

Everybody (that knits) please answer this one!  Thanks!  😀