I don’t know quite what it was about this article that irritated me and compelled me to respond, but I think it boils down to the devaluation of materials used for what is still, more or less, considered a hobby for women. No one writes articles about the high costs of golf clubs or sports cars or 100-year-old scotch or cigars, you know? On one hand, I’m happy to see Lorna’s get the publicity while on the other it rankles to have the cost of knitting equipment pointed out. Let’s put it this way — if the finished item (a sweater, a coat, etc) was in Nordstrom’s and cost $400, no one would blink an eye.
That said, my $30 (Beaverslide yarn bought on sale) NaKniSweMo sweater is done and drying on the dressform — photo to come later!