My high hopes for a great yarn find at the annual Senior Center sale, scheduled for Saturday, were dashed by rainy weather. But all is well; Sal’s, the Salvation Army thrift store, already brought me a little yarn earlier in the week.
I stopped in on Wednesday and almost left empty-handed, which rarely happens, but I’m starting to carefully consider each tag sale and thrift store purchase, I carried two pieces of quilt fabrics around with me, while I shopped the rest of the store, and ended up putting them back, even though they were half-price! It was hard, but I told myself that the cute sneakers fabric was too large of a print, anyway, and the school items fabric was too stiff.
I was leaving when I first noticed the box. I thought the $14.99 sticker on the plastic bag sitting on top of a box applied only to the yarn in that bag and had already started looking through it when the clerk told me both, the bag and the box under it, were included!! I just stood there, stunned.
There’s over nine and a half pounds of yarn here, mostly Red Heart and Caron acrylic, which are perfect for my children’s afghans for charity. The blue is Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton, still showing the original $2.99 tag on each five-ounce skein.
As the sales clerk asked the store manager where the knitting needle collection had been put, I discovered it was in the box too, along with many other yarn toys!!
Just to top things off, the manager offered me another box of yarn for $5.00! I was speechless at that point. He said the yarn had come in less than an hour ago and he was glad to see it all go right back out again; he doesn’t like having big boxes sitting in the aisles. I sure was happy to help him out!
The second box held over six pounds of yarn, including eight skeins of vintage cream Bulky, four of Patons Canadiana, one of Wool Ease, and seven of Phildar Pegase, an acrylic and wool blend.
So, I think my charity yarn stash will be o.k., even without the yarn that may, or may not, have been at the Senior Center!