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Old 06-21-2007, 11:47 AM   #11
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I really really like the Caron Simply Soft. It's inexpensive yarn, but it is so soft and feels solid to work with, if that makes sense. Not like cheap yarn at all.
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Old 06-21-2007, 12:32 PM   #12
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Ah, thrift stores! If you have the time to take a look in the ones near you once a week or so until you find something. I found bags of beautiful Tahki wool at a local thrift shop for $1.99 each. You can always find acrylics at the thrift stores, for even cheaper than retail.
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Old 06-21-2007, 12:37 PM   #13
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You could also buy some nice sweaters at the thrift stores and recycle the yarn.

Michael's sometimes has yarn for cheap, as does amazon.com
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:10 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by letah75 View Post
You could also buy some nice sweaters at the thrift stores and recycle the yarn.

Michael's sometimes has yarn for cheap, as does amazon.com
recycling sweaters is great! i love that, and my thrift stores almost never have yarn... so thats what i do. found some pretty green ramie blend and a nice thin ribbon yarn sweater in turqoise. i would second ebay too. i have bought some lovely wool by the bag for less than $30 from jojoland and yarnbow often has good buys too on ebay.
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Old 06-21-2007, 04:27 PM   #15
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You could also see if you have a freecycle list near you - it's a great initiative to try and stop things that can still be used going to landfills. I'm on my local one, it's a yahoo group and recently asked for any knitting paraphernalia and got a *huge* box of different yarns and an entire knitting course in folders, for free. You offer any of the stuff you have around that you don't use, even if it needs repairing or whatever. It's a great idea, I recommend it to anyone. My friend almost entirely kitted out her flat with old sofas and bookshelves that were perfectly useable.

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