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Yvonne
03-03-2006, 07:32 PM
So I was scouting the local Goodwill stores this afternoon to see if I could find more yarn for the kids, just acrylic whatever yarn, as I've done before.
So I walk in and see a laundry basket filled with cone yarn, sport weight or so. Two said 100% wool on the inside of the cone, but it could not have been, as it was an elasticy/nylon type machine knitting yarn. Pretty, though. One I discounted immediately as it was a putrid green I knew I'd never use.
I did grab a couple of zipper bags of odds and ends, pretty good-size acrylic balls, for the kids to knit with.
Back to the cones...what's this? Feels like wool. Off-white, fingering weight........inside the cone it says "Brown Sheep Company." Gulp. I did a quick look-around, broke off a piece, spit in my hand and did the felt test.
BINGO. Must be at least 2000 yards. The price: $1.99.

:D :happydance: :thumbsup:

Julie
03-03-2006, 07:34 PM
:shock: oh my goodness -- what a find!!! :happydance:

Jan in CA
03-03-2006, 07:44 PM
Holy cow! I gotta check out my thrift store! :shock:

Ingrid
03-03-2006, 07:52 PM
:shock: You lucked out!! :happydance:

Jenelle
03-03-2006, 08:49 PM
:shock: :shock: Awesome find!!!

HeatherFeather
03-03-2006, 10:14 PM
whoooooohooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

aylaanne
03-03-2006, 10:55 PM
Score! I think today is surprise stash day!!!

feministmama
03-04-2006, 01:38 AM
:drooling: :drooling: :drooling: :drooling:

gardenmommy
03-04-2006, 11:22 AM
Excellent find! I wish I could find stuff like that at my local Salvation Army thrift store, and I asked about yarn and the like, but they said there is a lady who comes in every day at the crack of dawn to buy up any yarn. :shock: No way am I going to beat her to it! LOL!

AidanM
03-04-2006, 11:43 AM
Excellent find! I wish I could find stuff like that at my local Salvation Army thrift store, and I asked about yarn and the like, but they said there is a lady who comes in every day at the crack of dawn to buy up any yarn. :shock: No way am I going to beat her to it! LOL!
So THAT'S the secret! *scuttles away to the goodwill to wait for it to open* Muhahaha, yarrrrrrrrrnnnnn