The place I scored the Shine which had the other yarns was at the Salvation Army when I lived in Wyoming. At that time they had tons of yarn, some really really good stuff. A month later there was nothing. The Sr Citizen's thrift where I live now has yarn for 25 or 50 cents each, depending on how large a ball/skein it is, and they have a quite a bit usually, though mostly bits and pieces, not enough for a large item unless you want to mix colors. The other stores sell it for a little more and not as much selection; I haven't seen many really nice yarns, though I did pick up a bag of what I think is wool in dk weight, about 5 oz, for $2.50 at one.
sue- knitting heretic