I gave myself another break from the yarn fast, really just a continuation of the last break, coming as it did so soon after. But I had such great
excuses reasons… it was my Birthday! Plus I had a Buy One Get One Free offer at Savers that was good for that day only. And it was a half-off day at Sal’s too. It was simply meant to be, don’t you think?
I scoured the entire Savers store, so sure I could find two wonderful treasures and take advantage of the B1G1F deal. We call this a ‘Big If’. In this case it would be a Big deal If I could just find two items that I wanted! I looked long and hard, yet all I had in my cart was a package of new travel containers for DH’s upcoming trip, 99¢, and ten new coloring books for the foster kids, 69¢ each. The usual Savers Buy 4 Books, Get 1 Book Free deal made them only 55¢ each, which is always nice, but how sad if my Big If freebie turned out to be a 99¢ package of notebook paper!
I went down the store’s side aisle one last time, in case they’d put out some nicer knitted or crocheted blankets. On my way I saw they’d added to the yarn bin. Yay! I nabbed four six-ounce skeins (two bags) of Red Heart Fiesta for $2.99, enough to decorate several ripples! It’s Periwinkle, a particularly pretty shade of blue yarn, with bits of white, deep pink and dark green. I left happy.
After a quick run into WalMart right next door for Emily’s bag of Iams, I headed to Sal’s. Things went much more quickly there. I’d only gotten about ten steps into the store when I Scored!! Look at what I got for $5.00! HaPpY Birthday to Me!!
That’s nearly six pounds of soft cotton and cotton blends. (subtracted two ounces for each cardboard cone) Most are labeled 8/2 weight. I imagine I’ll either weave or crochet with it.
I got more Red Heart yarn.
No, it’s not an exciting color group, but at 50¢ a skein I wasn’t going to turn my nose up at it. When I went to stow it in the attic I realized the Red Heart Soft matches some yarn already in my charity stash! Light Yellow Green may be the name on its label, but I prefer to call it soft sage… I may have enough now for a soft sage Pretty Pineapple!
Nine ounces of this pretty pink and white will perk up two or three ripples. It looks like JoAnns’ Sensations Rainbow Boucle to me. What a fun texture!
All in all, I think it’s a nice birthday haul. Come on, admit it, how many of you have counted thrift store yarn among your birthday treats? lol.
But wait! There’s More! I also found this silicone mold, which I think is for freezing ice sticks to put in water bottles, but I’m going to use it to make flat-sided recycled crayons instead. I wish there had been a couple more… it will only make eight crayons at a time. Oh. Well.
There wasn’t any price sticker on it, but after I got home I saw they’d charged me 29¢.
I do love my Sal’s.