The local historical society holds a tag sale every October. Here’s a post about last year’s sale. At this year’s I grabbed a comforter bag filled with yarn, the one I’d spied from the sidelines while waiting for the sale to open for business!
I almost put it back when I noticed how many skeins of Aunt Lydia’s rug yarn were inside. eh.
But then I remembered the rug yarns I’d pulled from the 21 bins and I figured what’s a little more? lol. After all, the price on the bag was certainly right at $5.00!!
I gripped the comforter bag firmly between my legs so there would be no mistaking that I intended to buy it, but that didn’t keep another shopper from inquiring, “Are you buying that?” – wishful thinking on her part I suppose. Sorry lady, but the early bird gets the best yarn! I did at least offer her the box of yarn-filled Ziplocs. . . once I’d picked out my favorites that is.
All were marvelously priced at merely fifty cents each regardless of their weight,
which, once home, I discovered ranged anywhere from 6 ounces for the two skeins of variegated all the way up to 20 ounces of the light orange! Added together I paid only $3.00 for about five pounds of yarn in Ziplocs. Whee!!
It was a kick to finally find out what all was in that Big comforter bag:
– Seventeen skeins of the Aunt Lydia’s rug yarn,
which, unfortunately, is 100% polyester, while my other Aunt Lydia’s is a rayon/cotton blend. sigh. But there’s probably enough here to weave an entire kid’s blanket anyway.
– Almost a pound of baby and sport weight yarns
– Over a pound of bulky weight yarns
– Nearly two pounds of worsted weight yarns in neutral colors
– and another two pounds in kindergarten colors.
That bag held almost eight pounds of yarn!
I explored the rest of the sale, even remembered to look for stuffed animals, toys and books for the foster kids, but ended up buying only the yarn. . .
nearly thirteen pounds of it for $8.00. Ye-Hah!!
Yet another reason to looove tag sales.