Tag Archives: thrifty yarn

Some Yarn

It was no big deal, yet another Craigslist ad. . . “Weaving yarn that has been stored in 21 bins and sorted by color. I no longer weave so hope somebody can put this yarn to good use. $100 for … Continue reading

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Afghans, Yarn, and Potential Yarn

The Savers thrift store chain often offers reward cards. You get one spot filled for each $5 spent or donation of a plastic shopping bagful of goods and when all 15 spots on the card are filled you’re rewarded with … Continue reading

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Thrifty Mitts

This winter I knit these brown tweed fingerless mitts for DH. They were a quick little project thanks to my favorite mitt ‘pattern’, so simple it hardly qualifies as a pattern. These mitts are just K2P2 ribbed tubes with slits … Continue reading

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Just Peachy!

I just got this 32-inch square Peach blanket at Sal’s, the Salvation Army thrift store, for only $1.50 (half-price)! It’s a single crochet ripple, which makes it heavy for such a small blanket, weighing almost one and a half pounds. … Continue reading

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Hunting in Canada

DH was in Ottawa, Canada on a business trip last week. You probably already know that while he was there he delivered all the neckwarmers that I knitted to Warm Hands Network. You also already know that we both looove … Continue reading

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My Quest for Free-Range Yarn*

I’ve gotten the feeling from listening to my readers that the thrift store yarn pickings in my area are better than the national average. Some of you have told me that you never find yarn, that it’s overpriced or that … Continue reading

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