I am too new to have much of an opinion on this one. I do know that the afghan I am working on called for a smaller yarn and it is driving me nuts- I really wished I had used something thicker for my first one. It is taking me forever to finish it.
I look forward to hearing everyone's yarn recommendations...
my addiction to yarn is very much like that of paper... I don't discriminate. LOL! I love most of it!
there are some of the really fancy specialty yarns that I don't particularly care for but most of it I just love. Especially just good old regular worsted weight yarn... Caron, Red Heart, etc. They are good for just about everything and with a good pattern and color scheme, pretty much anything is possible with those classics.
And, they come in about 2 tons of colors... which I, of course, love.
I love the lion brand yarn, especially the jiffy mohair look and feel yarn. its so soft and easy to crochet with. i am a beginner, just really learning how to crochet last march, and this yarn just glided through my fingers! i've made a blanket for my daughter and am now making a scarf with it.
It really varies. I prefer to work with wool, or wool blends, because I adore felting and like to be able to do that after I'm finished.
I have a friend that spins and dyes her own yarns, and I always end up with balls from her, so that's what I use -- I rarely BUY any commercial yarns. No need, when I can have ones that occasionally she has even sheared herself!
Definitely lucky! The last time she visited, she had two BOXES of leftovers in her trunk that she brought for me. They were all balls remaining from her own knitting projects, and while there isn't enough of any single ball to really make something big, there's more than enough different ones that coordinate to put together for things like nifty scarves, and even my kids both got a huge selection.