First the Good News. . .
The yarn fairies have been busy! I found yet another bag of yarn waiting for me in the donation box where I leave my ripples.
Inside was about two pounds of acrylic yarn
including. . .
more white. Yay!
If this incoming stream of white yarn continues, I may soon be complaining that my box of white stash is overflowing! lol. But seriously, I doubt that will ever happen as I love including white in the foster kids’ ripples.
More Good News. . .
Ann out in Oklahoma just became my newest yarn fairy. – Hi, Ann! – We’re tracking the box as it travels cross-country and I expect it will arrive early next week. I’m like a little kid waiting for Christmas! lol. I can’t help but wonder what ‘new’ colors are on their way to me.
Now for the Sad News. . .
The Good Sense Thrift Store in Vernon, CT has closed after being in business for several decades. sigh. I’m going to miss it.
Its location wasn’t very convenient for me, but I didn’t mind going a little out of my way because sometimes I found marvelous surprises, like this haul of 2012.
Like usual, every skein, regardless if it held one ounce of wool sock yarn (little skeins of tan in front), four ounces of wool (big skeins in back) or a pound of Caron acrylic, cost only $1.00!
Their fabric was usually $1.00 too, per piece, not yard. Maybe, if a piece was several yards long, they’d say $2.00. lol.
I’m also feeling sad because it seems clear that I can no longer count on my local Salvation Army thrift store for help in replenishing my charity stash.
The last time I visited my heart fluttered at the sight of several skeins of acrylic, the first full skeins I’ve seen since the store moved this spring. Most of them were off-white, which is already plentiful in my stash, but it was still exciting to finally see some yarn at Sal’s – Woo-Hoo!! I quickly picked up the largest, which was five ounces of Red Heart Soft. It was tagged – get this – $2.99. All of the smaller skeins were also tagged $2.99. groan.
To think that a year ago I came across fifteen 8-ounce skeins of RHSS at the old Sal’s for 99¢ each; yet I only bought these five.
O.K., so I didn’t actually need the other nine skeins of ‘Spruce’, but still. 99¢ for 8 ounces skeins!! Boy, those were the days. lol.
Feeling more and more grateful for the generosity of yarn fairies.