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AidanM
07-10-2006, 05:06 PM
This weekend I went to a family reunion. Whilst there, I managed to kidnap my mother into driving me to a JoAnns where, lo! There was Wool-Ease at 2.49 a ball! I need my yarns to be machine washable as I have an elderly grandmother who sometimes takes it upon herself to do my laundry. Imagine your painstakingly knit sweater of 100% non-superwash wool getting tossed in with your jeans.
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The mere thought makes me want to cry. Wool-Ease is both machine-washable, machine-dryable, and affordable for my student-sized budget.

I bought 19 balls of yarn which is about enough for 2 sweaters and maybe a hat. I bought all of their Forest Green and Oxford Gray and 3 balls of Wheat which has rayon threads spun in, I really like it.

But then what should I find when I return from a tiring weekend of outdoorsy campy fun? But a GIANT BAG on the landing. What's in here, I wonder to myself as I casually peek in.
Yarn. There is a huge bag of yarn on my landing. I look around. Nobody else in this house even knows how to pick their nose with a needle, let alone knit something. Muhahahaha, mineminemine, allllll mine!

skNYC
07-10-2006, 05:14 PM
Who gave you the bag of yarns?

AidanM
07-10-2006, 05:22 PM
I'm not entirely certain - a neighbour dropped it off, apparently.

Jenelle
07-10-2006, 05:26 PM
Ohh lucky you! What kind of yarns are in the bag?

skNYC
07-10-2006, 05:29 PM
Are you curious to find out or no? It could be a secret admirer ;)

AidanM
07-10-2006, 05:35 PM
Are you curious to find out or no? It could be a secret admirer ;)
If only...a secret admirer would not have left utilitarian acrylic on my landing. Useful for kids things and blankets, but not exactly romantic...unless my secret admirer is a homeless father. In which case, I am very sorry for him, but frankly unable to date him...

janelanespaintbrush
07-10-2006, 05:59 PM
Nice score![/i]

Ingrid
07-10-2006, 07:16 PM
That's a great price. I really like the colors of the Woolease you got, especially the wheat. I think that's my favorite color of their's.

And orphan yarn on the doorstep ain't bad, either!

blueeyes28
07-10-2006, 08:17 PM
I too have recently received a couple of giant bags of yarn and I keep getting more my problem though is that it is all acylic that is like 40+ years old I think it smells like attic and 1 bag has 11 skeins of hot pink another has like 15 balls of bright red I keep accepting it because I don't want to be rude but it has to stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock:

Ingrid
07-10-2006, 08:35 PM
Pass it on to a nursing home or something.

AidanM
07-10-2006, 10:25 PM
Goodwill and Salvation Army take donations. That's where some of my yarn that I don't want is going.

Jan in CA
07-10-2006, 10:32 PM
:shock: Wow, that is a lot of yarn! How every cool! :cheering:

AnreeAce
07-10-2006, 10:40 PM
Muhahahaha, mineminemine, allllll mine!


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*wipes a tear*

Great response, lucky you! Have fun with it.

skNYC
07-11-2006, 10:08 AM
Could you lucky people sell those yarns on eBay or they are unsellable?

blueeyes28
07-11-2006, 11:37 AM
mine is pretty unsellable I think it smells awful and is discolored.

DreamWeaver
07-11-2006, 02:29 PM
Your's is more... traditional ^_^;;

samm
07-11-2006, 07:41 PM
Good for you, Aiden! I like the wheat colour of that yarn too. I lucked out and once near us in a weird store, they had a big bin of it for 99cents a ball!!! Needless to say I bought a lot of them. :D Now you will have to buy some more needles, unless all of that yarn is the same gauge...... Have fun with it! By the way, I have a son who knits, and designs his own strange projects. He makes diaper bags for his friend with new babies! Other stuff too. I like that he's found it to be so satisfying. Hope you do too. samm the girl