I’ve been so busy working on and writing about all these new ripple patterns that I’m way behind on telling you about my thrift store finds! Around Veterans Day, Savers held a 50% off sale for their card-holding members. DH wanted to go, so we headed over as soon as he got home from work. I’m glad he found a shirt he wanted, but my find is what really made our trip worthwhile!
I seldom see much yarn at Savers on a Tuesday, when they offer the 20% senior discount, so I never expected to find a large amount during a half-off sale!! WHooo-hoo!
After heavy deliberation, I narrowed my yarn picks down to Nine Bags! Yes, I left at least twice this much yarn behind and I had no camera to share the sight with you! So many of the bags had the same color price tag, purple, it made me wonder if it may all have come from one person’s stash!?
1 3/4 pounds of light-colored acrylics,
1 1/4 pounds of brights, most destined for Christmas ripples,
2 pounds of black,
and 6 ounces of red wool – possibly for non-blanket charity projects?
That’s a total of about 5 1/2 pounds of yarn. . . for $12.00!! Yeee-ha!!
Plus two stick shuttles for weaving, $1.50.
The shorter 10″ one is from LeClerc and retails for $5.75 at Webs.
Three packs of elastic, $1.00, for a sewing project I’m planning. I noticed the same green labeled pack at JoAnns for $2.99.
A dozen plastic bags to reuse, free.
And if I had a need for hang tags, I’d probably cut off the price sections and reuse the upper parts of these too! lol.
I also got a great bargain price on a set of #5 dpns (knitting needles) by using a JoAnns 60% off coupon at ACMoore, just down the hill from Savers. Yay!
A few days later, before I’d even gotten that Savers haul photographed, I found more yarn, at Sal’s. And it all had blue tags, which happened to be the half-off color of the day, so I got this entire pound for $2.50.
And then, all this pretty pink yarn was bagged and waiting for me at the library when I dropped off blankets on my way home!!
Crocheted blankets go out and yarn comes in. It’s a marvelous thing!
I had figured that October’s big yarn haul alone (not considering my long-established acrylic charity stash boxes up in the attic) would last me through Christmas. But then in November I only got three new pounds of charity blanket yarns, while I used over six! So I’m happy for this newest yarn haul of over seven pounds, which sets me up til the end of January.
Keeping my charity stash down to a couple months’ worth of newly acquired yarn sounds good to me. In means there’s enough flowing in to keep the stash from becoming stagnant, but not so much that it grows beyond its present number of boxes because, sadly, I haven’t figured out how to make our attic expand. lol.
If I should suddenly find myself with enough new charity yarns for six months of blanket crocheting, I hope I’ll know it’s time to put my yarn blinders on!. . . Linda, go to the grocery store, directly to the grocery store and only to the grocery store!. . . LALALaLalalala. Yarn Sale? No, I didn’t see an ad for a yarn sale. . . . And I know nothing about buying huge afghans at the thrift to unravel for the yarn either! lol.