It’s far from obvious in this photo but, I actually included at least two novelty yarns in each tote’s handwoven panel.
Doing this project made me view the two very large baskets of novelty yarns that I stumbled upon in front of a very tiny yarn shop in a much more favorable light. Well, this project AND the yarns’ price. . . fill a gallon-sized Ziploc for $3.00!
FYI: three gallons = 42 skeins and balls! (for yarn details see “sidewalk sale” in my Ravelry stash)
I couldn’t figure out why I alone was digging through those baskets! A couple of women paused, but only long enough to fondle a ball or two before walking away. Where did they find the willpower? Granted there were only one or two balls / skeins of many of the yarns but, at that price, So What!?! (the math. . . $9.00 ÷ 42 = 21¢ per ball/skein!!)
I almost stopped after filling the first bag but then I thought, “When will I ever have this kind of opportunity again?!”, and filled two more.
This, as we all know, is the kind of thinking that results in SABLE. lol
BTW – I flattened the few cardboard cores so they’d take up less room.
And then squeezed out some air, so I could get the bags zipped. lol
Wow! All that for $9! I don’t know if I could have stopped at 3 bags! 🙂 Those will be great for your totes!
Funny, the remaining skeins weren’t at all tempting to me – fun fur, bleh colors, or duplicates of skeins I had chosen.
Good thing I felt sated having filled three because I was unaware that the cashier was anxiously waiting, ready to close up for the day. :S
“Those will be great for your totes!” – exactly what I was thinking!!