What can I say? I absolutely LOVE wool! Does that make me yarn snob or fiber elitist? "Connoisseur of natural fibers" has a nice ring to it, don't you think. =) I know ... it's because I'm Dutch and grew up in the snowy-coldness of Michigan!!!!
Here are my recommendations if you've never worked with wool yarn before and want to give it a try:
Patons Classic Wool
This is not my picture, but I have all these colors in my Stash!
$4.99 @ Michael's
Lions Brand Fisherman's Wool
It comes in 3 natural "wooly" colors + 2 tweeds
$8.99 @ AC Moore (use a 40% off coupon and it will be even CHEAPER!)
There are over 12 skeins of it in my stash ... yes, I love this yarn!
Hey, if those Peak Oil people are right, I'll be ready for Armageddon!
We may go hungry, but we won't be COLD.
ETA - This yarn is GREAT for dyeing.
Wool of the Andes
It comes in GOBS of different colors and since they are 50 gram balls,
I can have a huge rainbow of colors in my stash without putting out a lot of cash.
Ha Ha Ha ... Sorry. I'm such a dork!
This yarn is $1.99 each from Knit Picks.
There are a lot more pricier yarns out there that are really nice but I am very content knitting and crocheting with these three.