Do you go to thrift stores? By which I mostly mean, back when the world was sane, did you go to thrift stores? I did and love them, and every once in a while I find yarn or knitting supplies there. I have found a few pairs of Addi circular needles, which I thought was a huge score. But over the weekend, the Knitting SIL beat me big-time. She and her daughter went to a local thrift store where she found yarn. Not just yarn, but GOOD yarn, like indie dyer yarn. And the prices? OMG, like one or two dollars per skein. It was craziness. I’m pretty sure she bought all the good stuff, and the best part is that I got what she didn’t want!
This is probably close to $130 worth of yarn, and I paid a whopping $5. Can you believe that?? I just love getting a bargain. My SIL did even better, with something like seven or eight skeins of high-end yarn for $15. Part of me wants to cast on some socks with the pink Emma yarn right away, but I know I’ve got a ton of WIPs already, so this will all just go in the stash for now. The cream Malabrigo is sock yarn but I’m pretty sure it will be part of a multi-color shawl at some point.
Also Jack is very spoiled and won’t eat dry kibble by itself anymore, so I bought some canned food and mix a spoonful into the kibble. He’s very happy with mealtimes now!
Happy Tuesday, friends.
I’m always happy for and a little jealous of anyone who gets a good buy when it comes to good yarn.
Haha, I was a definitely little jealous when she first texted me about it, because I wasn’t sure if she wanted to keep it all!
Jack is so cute! I am so impressed with your thrift store finds! I luck out on thrift finds, unfortunately, and I don’t think I have ever found yarn of any kind.
It was definitely a very lucky find, probably never to be repeated!
You are sooo lucky!
I know!! It’ll never happen again, I’m sure!
Great find. Apparently the dog doesn’t mind sleeping next too wool 😂
I think he must like the smell! He always lays next to the mat whenever I block things on the floor.
I haven’t ever gone to a thrift store looking for yarn. I don’t know why I haven’t ever considered it. I’ve found some great skirts at thrift stores back when I went out shopping… but that’s about it.
I love to go shopping for clothes at thrift stores, but I’ve never looked for craft supplies.
Oh gosh yes, I love to poke through the clothes too. Especially big cozy cardigans! And purses. And knickknacks. Everything, really.
Whoooaaa those are great finds for that price!
Love thrift shopping. I’ve only occasionally lucked into a great find like that, but it is always magic when it happens! Congratulations to you and your SIL 🙂
Aw man what a bargain!! So far I’ve only come across cheap acrylic yarn in charity shops, but I’m ever hopeful.
Me too! I don’t know how my SIL got all the luck, but she deserves good yarn so it’s all good.
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OMG . . . going crazy for the pink yarn. (Also, your dog is so cute!)