Dear yarn snobs,
It isn’t the material, it’s the skill behind how you use it.
Sincerely, all those who use acrylic yarn.
Also: a) there are a number of uses for which I would choose acrylic yarn over natural fibres every time (e.g. toys/amigurumi) and b) there are a lot of good quality acrylic yarns that are just as soft and tactile and beautiful as anything else (I have a deep fondness for some of Sirdar’s acrylics.) Also it is far less expensive. Anyone who berates acrylic without sitting down and having a think about economic reality needs to get a clue.
Yeah, seriously. I? Do not always have money to buy non-acrylic yarns. I also certainly do not have the time or, frankly, the inclination to be continually producing clothing that I cannot wash in the washing machine. And I have texture issues with clothing that make a lot of wool yarns and blends Right Out in terms of creating clothing I will actually wear, so wool snobs in particular can bite me.