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mdog182
10-16-2007, 08:54 PM
soooo i received an interoffice phone call from a co-worker of mine who said that a "little birdy" told her that i was into knitting. she proceeded to explain that her dad? step mom? someone had a bunch of yarn that they were going to sell at a yard sale but she would rather just sell it to me. i said, "sure! how much would they want for everything?" she said 20 bucks. this is what 20 bucks bought me....

i've never seen so much acrylic in my life!!! it's a lot of walmart kinda cheapy yarn but theres a lot of it and a lot of the same colors soooo i'm sure i will find use for it. as you can see, jack woke up to being surrounded by yarn, but he didn't mind too much.

Knitting_Guy
10-16-2007, 08:58 PM
Wow

madametj
10-16-2007, 09:06 PM
:inlove:ohh my, i'm drooling now:teehee:

knotmaker
10-16-2007, 09:13 PM
WOW ... what a nice coworker :hug:

hob
10-16-2007, 09:22 PM
ur so lucky.

dmknits
10-16-2007, 09:23 PM
Oh wow....great deal!

knitgal
10-16-2007, 09:33 PM
Ha ha! I see quite a few Red Heart labels in that little stash there!

LilHuskiesFootBallMom
10-16-2007, 10:39 PM
look at it this way:

you can always use it to do squares for warm up america, hats for the homeless, baby blankets.....

I gotta get more stash....

scout52
10-16-2007, 10:40 PM
That Teal is just to die for!! :muah:

The.Knitter
10-16-2007, 10:47 PM
Oh I am so drooling right now. What I could do with that yarn. And for $20 too! You are one lucky knitter..... care to adopt me?

meearnol
10-16-2007, 11:10 PM
Wow. Just, wow.

AnnaT
10-16-2007, 11:14 PM
Wow! That was so nice of your co-worker. And there's lots of uses for acrylic! You can make charity items, like LilHuskiesFootBallMom said, baby items, pet items, and lots of men don't seem to like wool. At least none of the men in my life! :teehee:

suzeeq
10-16-2007, 11:43 PM
Red Heart actually softens up after you've washed it a few times, and there's plenty of afghans or baby blankets in that pile!

HamaLee
10-16-2007, 11:43 PM
:flirt:
Ooooh...Insta-Stash!

Hey Red Heart is great for afghans/blankets. Easy care, sturdy and gets softer the more you wash it. And if there's any Caron Simply Soft (or something similar in there) you can make plenty of garments. It's sooo much softer than many of the wools I've used and you can throw it in the wash!

(If you can't tell I just started my very first SS project recently:teehee: I can't believe I've never knit with it before! I'm gonna end up with a super comfy $5 hoodie!)

dawnk777
10-17-2007, 12:13 AM
Wow, lucky you! Ditto on the charity stuff. Wool makes my hubby break out, so would need acrylic for him.

Plantgoddess+
10-17-2007, 10:13 AM
Wow that's great. I have a red heart acrylic yarn afghan that was a gift that is 35 years old. I have washed it many times and the only damage is the fringe is not as sharp as it was.

PurlyGyrl
10-17-2007, 10:22 AM
Holy Moly--what a haul!:thumbsup:

stacyk9
10-17-2007, 10:29 AM
Oh...My...Gah!!! :thud:

Beautiful!

Stacy

mdog182
10-17-2007, 12:36 PM
yeah, i'm sure i'll find use for it all....eventually! if not, i can always donate it to people for making baby stuff for hospitals and what not. i already started making a scarf from the stash for my co-worker that sold it to me! i figure i'll share the love.

cookworm
10-17-2007, 01:00 PM
I thought of Knitty's "Hallowig" (http://www.knitty.com/issuefall04/PATThallowig.html) when I saw that bright pink yarn! :teehee:

cheley
10-17-2007, 01:06 PM
Red Heart actually softens up after you've washed it a few times, and there's plenty of afghans or baby blankets in that pile! Right on Suzeeq....Unfortunately, that's all I have (cheapo stuff) can't afford any "real" yarn...but Charities still love it....:muah:

Itsabtme
10-17-2007, 01:10 PM
All that for 20 Bucks!!!!! That is the Mother Load!!!!! Cheapy stuff or not...Wow!

bip
10-17-2007, 01:10 PM
Did this person happen to die of acrylic overdose?!

Ok, joking about death is not really funny :(

I would say it was a nice gesture if she had given it to you, but offering to sell you something at work doesn't set well with me. At least it was only $20 bucks. I have walked out of Michaels having spent more than that on similar quality yarn - and that was w/o pressure from a co-worker, lol.

mdog182
10-17-2007, 01:21 PM
Did this person happen to die of acrylic overdose?!

Ok, joking about death is not really funny :(

I would say it was a nice gesture if she had given it to you, but offering to sell you something at work doesn't set well with me. At least it was only $20 bucks. I have walked out of Michaels having spent more than that on similar quality yarn - and that was w/o pressure from a co-worker, lol.

it was a pretty low pressure negotiation... i was happy that she thought of me! i would have felt bad if i just took it...if she would have offered it i still would have paid her. i felt that $20 was pretty reasonable. she knows that i will give the yarn a good home! :teehee: