Savers stores seem to hold half-off sales about once a month. I showed you one half-off haul on Friday and yet have another ready to show you today. Obviously I’ve fallen seriously behind on showing you my fiber and crafts finds!
The thrifty treasures I’m sharing with you today start with the Savers Memorial Day pre-sale, held the day before the much more widely advertised Memorial Day sale. Only Savers cardholders receive the e-mails announcing these special sales. I think it’s worth the bother of signing up and carrying yet another card. With the ‘magic card’ you’ll receive a 50% discount on anything from the clothing, shoes, accessories, and bed & bath departments. Bed & bath includes yarn, fabric and other craft supplies!
Savers usually puts one to three skeins of yarn in each tagged bag. The seven bags I chose held these Nineteen Skeins of mostly novelty yarns. With the sale discount, I paid less than 50 cents a ball. He-He-Hee!!
I’m especially looking forward to playing with the rust/green blend, Knit One Purl Two’s ‘Sublime with Lurex’, which is primarily mohair with a little twinkle of metallic gold. Discontinued, it apparently wasn’t a very popular yarn as I only found one project! made with it, not much help in deciding how I will use my single skein.
The green yarn right behind it is Debbie Mumm’s Traditions in the color, ‘Pine Needle’, which has loong color changes of several shades of green. There’s no shortage of inspiration for this one with over 180 projects to look through! I must say it seems to be the perfect yarn for knitting a chameleon or an ivy-like scarf.
I also got this Caron one pound of ‘Scarlet’ for $2.00.
A small pile of clothes begged to come home with me. It included four sweaters, three of which are beautiful shades of teal, that we’ll unravel for yarn. What could I do? All the sweaters I picked out were only $1.50 a piece, including the unique teal mini eyelash one, which I’ve already finished unraveling for a yield of twelves shimmering ounces. . .
and the yummy lambswool/angora bunny one that I’m still working on.
A couple of days later at Sal’s nothing I bought was on sale, but every item I got was a great buy all the same.
Simply judging by the heft of this blanket bag filled with yarn, I thought I’d found a very good deal at $4.99.
Anxious to find out just how much yarn I’d gotten, I weighed it as soon as I got home. . . Six Pounds, that’s how much!
It’s primarily partial skeins of Red Heart Super Saver. . .
This crocheted broomstick baby blanket was in Beautiful condition!
Finally, I couldn’t resist this little cutie for $4.99.
Although I’m sure the Bon Hop loom was originally marketed as a toy and it’s weaving width is only about 6″, it is a real loom and weaves quite well! It is perfect for making narrow straps or belts, as well as for sampling new weaving patterns and it cost far less than the Ashford Sample-It Loom I admired at that fiber fest in April!
I found some blog posts at BoogaJ about another weaver’s adventures with a Bon Hop, – interestingly they paid $5 for theirs too, back in 2009 – as well as a pdf of its instructional manual, which will be helpful when it’s time to rewarp. If you’re interested, follow the link and then just scroll down to the 1/9/09 post and the three posts preceding it.