Monday, 2 November 2015


This is part umpteen of my occasional, slightly self-indulgent, look-at-these-prices series:

We're concentrating on an internet giant with the initials WW today, as Big D's seems to have fallen out of favour with many. Here goes:

Debbie Bliss Paloma: WW £6.29/TBF £5.95

Debbie Bliss Rialto 4ply: WW £4.99/TBF £4.50

Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran: WW £4.99/TBF £4.50

Patons 100% Cotton 4 ply: WW £4.99/TBF £4.50

Patons 100% Cotton DK: WW £4.99/TBF £4.50

There are a couple of other yarns where the difference is negligible, and there's one yarn where this particular big boy site is maybe 25pence a ball cheaper. But overall, it's worth looking into your local wool shop - whether that's Three Bags Full or a different little shop - or shopping with the smaller sites, not just for good prices but also for fab, friendly, speedy service.

Okay, I won't mention pricing - or rather, people's perceptions about pricing - again for...oh, at least a day or so.


  1. WW is not an internet giant. It is a small shop on an industrial estate, run by 2 full timers (including the owner) and a part timer. She has an area upstairs to store stock. That is all the staff and room there is.

    no affiliation, just a happy customer who used to live near there.

  2. That's interesting and I must admit I didn't know they were quite so un-giant like. (Altho' three staff's three more than I have.) My main point remains tho', that it's frustrating when people - potential customers - assume any website they've heard mentioned a lot is going to be cheaper than a little shop trying to survive on the high street.

  3. I agree with the points you make. I make stuff, and for often less than the very well know brands, but I havent got the publicity fund to be considered first.

    (PS its two staff, the owner of WW, like you, is one of the staff)