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dovey
03-02-2007, 11:15 PM
I am a new knitter, so needless to say I didn't have any yarn to work with. I happened on a thrift shop that had just gotten in an enormous pile of yarn. There was a wide variety of some very nice stuff. They sold it to me for TEN CENTS a skein!!!! I got 85 skeins for $8.50! Instant stash! The best part is that I am not as worried about making mistakes because I did not have to drop lots of cash.

auburnchick
03-02-2007, 11:29 PM
I am a new knitter, so needless to say I didn't have any yarn to work with. I happened on a thrift shop that had just gotten in an enormous pile of yarn. There was a wide variety of some very nice stuff. They sold it to me for TEN CENTS a skein!!!! I got 85 skeins for $8.50! Instant stash! The best part is that I am not as worried about making mistakes because I did not have to drop lots of cash.

85 skeins?! Are you kidding???

:passedout:

Time for you to join the Stashbusting Club over in KAL. :teehee:

Do take a picture for us!

Braden
03-02-2007, 11:40 PM
85 skeins? For Only 8.50? You gotta be kididng me!

dovey
03-02-2007, 11:43 PM
I will take a pic in a bit and (try to) post it. I am on the treadmill at the moment!! Knittinghelp.com makes exercise fly by! :happydance:

knit-a-holic
03-02-2007, 11:53 PM
Wow! Lucky you to find such a stash! :happydance:

Braden
03-02-2007, 11:54 PM
Please do :thumbsup:

dovey
03-03-2007, 12:21 AM
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XbelovedXoneX
03-03-2007, 12:32 AM
:thud:

that is such an amazing find!!! I see so many gorgeous skeins... I only ever find ancient k-mart acyrilic @ thrift stores around here!

Mariblue
03-03-2007, 12:41 AM
Wow, there's some really pretty yarn in there!
Just think, this will be a tale you'll be able to tell your knitting friends for years to come! (Heck, tell everybody, that's a great stash!)
How cute is your cat...eyeing all that yarn like that!

letah75
03-03-2007, 12:50 AM
uhhh, where do you live again :shrug: :teehee:

dovey
03-03-2007, 12:51 AM
I live in Texas. Why?

Jennie8
03-03-2007, 12:51 AM
WOW that is a crazy amount at such a awesome price. Geezzzzz ahhh it boggles my mind 85 for $8.50, that is unheard of. :notworthy:

dovey
03-03-2007, 12:54 AM
WOW that is a crazy amount at such a awesome price. Geezzzzz ahhh it boggles my mind 85 for $8.50, that is unheard of. :notworthy:

Yeah my mom and I looked at eachother and started piling up the yarn as fast as we could!! I guess the lady who runs the place didn't realize she could have gotten a lot more per skein!!

nadja la claire
03-03-2007, 10:03 AM
uhhh, where do you live again :shrug: :teehee:

And exactly when are you going to be out? :whistle:

That's incredible and I'm soooooooooooo JEALOUS :drool:

I know you'll have loads of fun with all those pretties.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

Brrlracinbt
03-03-2007, 10:33 AM
wow that is awesome! Of course any yarn is awesome at 10 cents! Doesn't matter what it looks like!
Congrats on an awesome stash!

psammeadred
03-03-2007, 11:05 AM
WOW. Most thrift stores just have junky acrylic, but it looks like you got some awesome stuff there! Way to be a bargain shopper!

Nikki
03-03-2007, 11:21 AM
I live in Texas. Why?

Quick, while you still have your stash MOVE!

I think that is probably the best deal I have EVER heard about. GOOD FOR YOU!

Markette
03-03-2007, 11:23 AM
Score!

Nikita-amimono
03-03-2007, 11:39 AM
WOW, what a shopping!! :woot: :clink:


Incredible !!:passedout:

Niki

aineepooh1
03-03-2007, 01:36 PM
Holy Cow~!!

You hit the freakin' mother load~!! :cheering: :cheering:

TeenKnitter
03-03-2007, 02:52 PM
:notworthy:

- Claire
xxx :poke:

DreamWeaver
03-03-2007, 02:53 PM
:thud:

so...much...yarn...for...so...little...

Great job for such an amazing find :notworthy:

jjminarcik
03-03-2007, 08:27 PM
THAT IS AWESOME!!!! :cheering: :cheering:

SandraEllen
03-03-2007, 08:33 PM
I live in Texas. Why?

I think letah wants to come relieve you of some of your stash... :roflhard:

mks22300
03-03-2007, 08:39 PM
Wow there's prettyful looking yarn in that stash of yours!

aylaanne
03-03-2007, 11:45 PM
I am hugely jealous! When I read out loud "oh instant stash!" my husband was like, "is someone giving away yarn?" Well, I guess they were, just not to me! :teehee: Have fun with your new stash.

zip
03-04-2007, 02:36 PM
:noway:

I showed your pics to my SO, who then told me of a roomful of yarn in New Hampshire that I can have. I asked him when his flight leaves. Get it over here NOW!

EssenceRose
03-04-2007, 06:19 PM
Oh my GAWD!! WOW!!!!!! :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

Talk about a bargain!!! And that is some really nice yarn there! I think I even saw some mohair (which, by the way, is NOT cheap!). Lucky you!!! I'm jealous!

DQ
03-04-2007, 06:27 PM
You are so lucky! I hope you have a great time with your stash! :cheering:

madametj
03-04-2007, 06:29 PM
heads over to the thrift store... :out:

madametj
03-04-2007, 06:32 PM
uhhh, where do you live again :shrug: :teehee:

And exactly when are you going to be out? :whistle:

That's incredible and I'm soooooooooooo JEALOUS :drool:

I know you'll have loads of fun with all those pretties.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

:fingerwag: tisk tisk on nadja and letah trying to rob poor dovey :tap:

:rofl: :roflhard: :teehee:

misha rf
03-04-2007, 09:12 PM
WOW!!!! That's awesome!! :yay:

kemp
03-04-2007, 09:39 PM
Wow! that's awesome :)

Mulderknitter
03-04-2007, 09:57 PM
Wow! the only thing I have ever been close to being that lucky on was the estate sale I landed on (I think I posted pics somewhere in here) where I got to fill a bag of yarn for $3. not a bunch of good stuff like it looks liike you have though! You have reinspired the garage saler in me and I cant wait for spring! :cheering: