I found out Wednesday morning from a co-worker that there was a Hobby Lobby just up the road from work. What? I didn't know that? What the heck is wrong with me? I must be losing it in my old age. :) So immediately after work (I work part-time) I got in my pretty little PT Cruiser and cruised on up the road to visit this new craft store. As soon as I walked in I immediately loved it - it's huge! So much stuff to look at. Although I didn't have too much time to spend there exploring (I needed to go to the grocery store and then on to get my grandson J off the bus) I headed for the yarn department. I expected to see lots of rows of yarn, but there was only 3. Bummer. I've read on so many blogs about everyone loving Hobby Lobby's 'I Love This Yarn !' and I wanted to try it out. I picked up about 6 new colors and I also bought 2 RHSS petal pink. The ILTY! was $3.99 each and the RHSS was $2.79 each.
Now the following is my opinion (so please don't fuss with me or blast me on your blog):
I will not be making a habit of buying the ILTY! - yes, it's very soft and the color variegates are pretty, but the price is way too high compared to the RHSS. There's a $1.20 difference for the same 100% acrylic yarns. Now I know that alot of crocheters do not like the RHSS, but I do - it is my most preferred yarn. Some colors of RHSS are known for being rough but it always softens up with a quick run in the dryer. No washing needed - just the heat from the dryer. I don't see any reason why I should fork over the extra $1.20. Maybe when it comes up on sale I will buy a couple skeins just to get different colors but that will be all.
P.S. The 2 skeins of petal pink RHSS I bought were just as soft as the ILTY!. Maybe Red Heart is listening. :)