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Old 08-07-2007, 10:40 PM   #1
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wondering about yarn..
I'm really new to knitting..so I'm wondering where is the best place to buy yarn..or the best way to do it..if u get wut im saying

I'm a university students..so not doing so good when it comes to money

so i'm wondering how should I get my best deals and stuff...I'm starting by buying cheap yarn..but when I'm good at it I want to get GOOD yarn!

so..how do you do it??

oh and btw...I live in canada..
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:00 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what stores you have in Canada, but even local discount and craft stores can have some nice yarn. If you want to move beyond there then check out your local yarn stores. A lot of us shop online, too. Offhand I can't remember who ships to Canada though..
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:06 PM   #3
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www.elann.com often has some fantastic deals, and I believe they are Canadian based.

www.yarn.com is another that has great sales, as does www.littleknits.com .

You could also try www.discountyarnsales.com . I'm not sure about their shipping, though.
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:06 PM   #4
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you could always go to walmart, joanns, ac moore, michaels, hancocks, hobby lobby, and i'm sure there are more around that i don't know about. BUT, most of their cheap stuff is acrylic. i know a lot of people can't stand the stuff. i'm not too fond of most of it myself, but some of it is actually not too bad. it's all about the feel. if you don't like the way it feels in your fingers, you're DEFINITELY not going to like knitting a five foot scarf with it. michaels has just recently started carrying some of the nicer yarns like bamboo and really nice organic cotton. the other stores may have started carrying them too, but michaels is the only one i've been in recently. they feel really good and come in really nice colors, but they cost more and have smaller yardage. it's a give and take kind of thing. if you don't mind ordering online, knit picks is (imo) the place to get, well, pretty much anything knitting related. the yarn is good quality and cheap, the needles are amaaazing and really cheap, they have great patterns, and right now all their books are 40% off. little knits is also a great place for yarn. they have incredible sales constantly is really nice yarn. the only thing is i've been told there is a $25 minimum order but that they might be willing to "bend the rule" if you give them a call. i haven't been able to order from them yet (although i really want to) so i can't verify this personally.

hope this helps!!!

oh yeah. if you sign up for e-mail lists with the different online yarn shops, they will let you know about new specials and sales. knit picks is especially good about that (and they have cheap shipping!).
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:13 PM   #5
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I'm a college student on a budget, too, and Knitpicks.com is a great place to get good deals on really quality stuff
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