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Old 03-02-2007, 11:15 PM   #1
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Tale of the instant stash!!
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.
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:29 PM   #2
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Re: Tale of the instant stash!!
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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???



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Old 03-02-2007, 11:40 PM   #3
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85 skeins? For Only 8.50? You gotta be kididng me!
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:43 PM   #4
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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!
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:53 PM   #5
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Wow! Lucky you to find such a stash!
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:21 AM   #7
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:32 AM   #8
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that is such an amazing find!!! I see so many gorgeous skeins... I only ever find ancient k-mart acyrilic @ thrift stores around here!
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:41 AM   #9
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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!
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:50 AM   #10
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