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That Discounted Yarn – YES!

rodezzy | Posted in Knitting and Crochet on

Found this yarn for $1.00 at Big Lots……

http://www.yarnbythebag.com/page/yarnbags/CTGY/brilliant

in the beautiful burgundy!  Stay tuned for something beautiful from my needles or hook. 

Rodezzy, Fiber Artist

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  1. Teaf5 | | #1

    Sounds like all the dollar stores are getting into the yarn liquidation business; lucky for us. The Patons is nice yarn; now, I'll have to find out where our nearest Big Lots is so that I can find something to use with the ribbon yarn I got at the 99c store.

  2. Palady | | #2

    Cheers on your scoring a buy! 

    Me

    1. rodezzy | | #3

      Thanks, I will be looking for a great pattern to work with it for spring.

  3. Gloriasews | | #4

    Good for you!  I've been able to get a few (only) of the fancy yarns you have been using for $1 each at our dollar stores (we don't have Big Lots).  I have to go again tomorrow for cards, so will check out a different dollar store.  Right now I'm reading (in my coffee break from all the throwing out, etc. from the 'Missing You' thread) Lily Chinn's Crochet Couture book (from the library for about the 3rd time - think I'll have to eventually buy it).  Which reminds me, I have to also sort through my yarns & donate the ones I'll definitely not use - that should gain me more space).

    Gloria

    P.S. that yarn you got is lovely - & a great price.  I think I would find it itchy, but Lily Chinn says that you MUST press your knitted garments to 'kill' them (so they don't stretch or shrink after).  She says that, with metallic yarns, it also gets rid of the itchy feeling, but you have to be careful to not have the iron too high, or use a press cloth.  Hope you enjoy working on the garments (sweater?)



    Edited 3/7/2008 9:59 pm by Gloriasews

    1. rodezzy | | #5

      No, there is no itch in this yarn.  None whatsoever.  I already made a wrap out of some I purchased last year.  Glad to hear from you.

      1. Gloriasews | | #6

        That's a surprise that there is no itch - it looked in the picture as if it had a metallic thread running through it.  I have a sweater (that I'm putting in the Goodwill box that has a metallic thread & it drives me nuts - even the pressing didn't get rid of the itch.  Too bad, as it's a nice sweater, but not worth the trouble of lining it).  O well . . . back to the sorting & packing.  I have to keep telling myself, "Be ruthless!  Get rid of it!" :)

        Gloria

        1. rodezzy | | #7

          Yes, it has a shiny thread incorporated in it, but it does not itch.  Its wonderful.  I wish you luck with your purging, that's really not very much fun.  It's like giving away money or a friend.  I don't envy you.

          1. Gloriasews | | #8

            You hit the nail on the head, Rodezzy - the purging is like giving away money or a friend.  We were just saying that yesterday - 'Why did we buy all this stuff?  It's worth a fortune altogether!', etc., etc., etc., - it is hard - but the piles are growing so we're making progress (not as much as I'd hoped, though - some things you just can't part with - like books that are now out of print or signed by the author).  On the other hand, I'm doing better at some things than I expected, so that's good - I'll just keep plugging away.  Hope nobody visits now, as the house is a MESS with piles of stuff all over :).  Guess that goes with the territory & we'll come out on top at the end.  Too bad, though, that we didn't have time to sell some of the better stuff, but someone will be glad to get it, no doubt. :)

            Gloria

          2. rodezzy | | #9

            Are you moving?  You can't have a yard sale on the weekends?

          3. Gloriasews | | #10

            I absolutely HATE having a yard sale, Rodezzy!  You never know what the weather will be like, then everything would have to be carted back to the basement the first day & set up again the next.  I haven't the energy or patience for that.  We live in a townhouse & are moving into an apartment (much smaller), so it would be hugely inconvenient.  I'm trying to get rid of as much stuff as I can - hence all the purging.  And yes, I am moving.  We were just notified the beginning of March that our rent is going up by $465 a month & there will be no more leases, only month-to-month.  Our lease expires April 30, & month-to-month is not secure enough for me.  The extra $465 a month is pretty shocking, too, but that's the way real estate is here - they gouge wherever they can, with no cares as to where people will get the extra $.  Who gets a raise of that much?  Some people's rent has doubled.  We also have to pay our own utilities (roughly $350/mo.).  I suspect they are planning to turn these townhouses into condos & sell them, once they've updated them, which they really need doing.  We've lived here for 13-1/2 years, so it's really disappointing - nevertheless, I'm not a happy camper right now.  O well, guess it had to happen sometime . . .   It's a good time to downsize, so I'll quit ranting now & grab another box :).

            Gloria

          4. rodezzy | | #11

            Oh you poor sweetie.  I'm as disappointed as you about this, it's just awful that they can do that to people.  It's not fair.  I live in fear of my building owner doing the same.  I don't want to buy because I don't believe in buying apartments.  I don't want the up keep of a single family home.  Been there, done that.  I wish you all the best.  And yes, yard sales can be troublesome, especially in a townhouse.  My heart goes out to you.

          5. Gloriasews | | #12

            Thanks for your thoughts & sympathy.  Yah, the whole situation sucks, but you do what you have to.  It'll work out somehow.

            Gloria

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