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Old 12-02-2007, 01:30 PM   #1
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How much would you buy?
Normally I only buy the yarn I need for a project I already want to do. I know... bad, bad knitter! I have no stash!

But or local JoAnn's is going out of business (they built a great big one in the next town over) and everything is being clearanced out. I thought it might be a good time to stock up on some stuff.

So, how much of any particular yarn would you buy if you didn't have a project in mind for that yarn? I'm not sure what's a good amount to buy...
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Old 12-02-2007, 01:35 PM   #2
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I would basically buy the whole store! It's on clearance, you like it, buy it! You never know when all of that yarn may come in handy for future projects! *Wink Wink*
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Old 12-02-2007, 01:38 PM   #3
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Here's a chart that gives appx amounts of yarn for various projects. If I had the money I'd buy the yarn for several projects.

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http://www.fiber2yarn.com/info/how_much_yarn.htm
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:17 PM   #4
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The answer would vary with each person, depending on his/her own situation. Realistically, how long would the yarn be sitting around your home waiting to be used? Having a stash sitting around is not such a bargain if the money you spend on yarn could be going toward paying down debt, saving you chunks of money on interest. Or, if you have no debt, the money could be put in a high-interest savings account, earning more loot for you and ready for you to use for any emergency that might come up.

If you're already financially set for life, then ignore the above considerations and buy it all.
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:34 PM   #5
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As long as you have enough groceries, buy whatever you have the money to buy.
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:35 PM   #6
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As long as you have enough groceries, buy whatever you have the money to buy.
Yep, uh huh, what he said!
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:42 PM   #7
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I would buy as much as I could get.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:29 PM   #9
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I try to buy sweater quantities when i find a good yarn on sale.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:52 PM   #10
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I would buy all the wool and cotton I could afford. Our local Joanne's only has 2 choices in wool, maybe 3 in cotton, the rest is acrylic, so it wouldn't be that much. I wouldn't dip into the grocery money, but would buy anything I thought I might one day use.
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