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Old 10-23-2008, 05:20 AM   #91
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:50 AM   #92
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I just won the MOST INCREDIBLE auction on eBay!

I got 96 skeins of cotton yarn for about 20 dollars!!!!


Here's a photo of 6 of the skeins. There are 16 packs like this in the auction. I'm a happy girl.
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Wow! what a lucky girl you are! i never find good stuff like that on ebay!
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:34 PM   #95
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Okay, I realized I never posted my story on my dog! When my husband and I got married, we lived in an apartment with outrageous pet rates. I really wanted a dog since I'd always had one growing up, but I had to go without! A year later we bought our first house. The first thing we did was start looking for a dog! He wanted a basset hound but I said "NO WAY" as they are big, slobbery, shedding loud lugs! I compromised to a beagle. We found one we liked at a small shelter. We went home to think it over and went back a few days later and she had a sold sign on her kennel.

We went to the big animal shelter the next weekend. We walked all the rows and just didn't find the perfect dog. They were either too big, too small, shed too much, or something that we didn't like. Right before we left, we realized that we missed the first row. We walked by and saw a cute little doggie that I was playing with. There was an older couple looking at "Baby" a few kennels down. I didn't feel it with the dog I was playing with and as soon as the older couple stepped away, I went over to see "Baby." She was the cutest little thing! She was about 11 months old and a cockapoo (cocker spaniel/poodle mix). She was really timid and hid at the back of her cage. We got her out and took her into another room to play with her. She was really fun and I was in LOVE! We paid for her and made our appointment to pick her up the next week!

They were supposed to spay her and do all of her shots and stuff. They laid her up on the table and realized she was already spayed, so we ended up getting her cheaper. The thing of it is, she was brought in by a family because they said she was too hyper. (DUH, she was a PUPPY!) Typically, if pets are brought in for any reason, they are euthenized after the 5 day waiting period. If we had not picked her out, she wouuld've been gone on Monday! It just breaks my heart to think that she'd have been a goner if it weren't for us! I can't stand to think about shelters and how many animals they have to put under because of irresponsible people. I can't imagine EVER getting rid of a dog and letting them euthenize them! Yeah, Bailey (we changed her name) is hyper, but she's our dog and we love her to death! She's just adorable too, right???



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Old 10-23-2008, 03:37 PM   #96
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Originally Posted by Shandeh View Post
I just won the MOST INCREDIBLE auction on eBay!

I got 96 skeins of cotton yarn for about 20 dollars!!!!


Here's a photo of 6 of the skeins. There are 16 packs like this in the auction. I'm a happy girl.
Wow! That's a bargain! What will you do with all of it??? All same color?
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Originally Posted by Mulderknitter View Post
Wow! what a lucky girl you are! i never find good stuff like that on ebay!
It WAS luck! I was just looking through yarn on eBay a couple days ago, and saw this auction. I clicked on it out of curiosity, and noticed that the item description said there were 96 skeins. The auction photo only showed 6, so I sent a message to the seller to confirm the quantity. She told me that it WAS 96 skeins, so I immediately bid on it.

I think that most people thought it was supposed to be 6 skeins like I did. So, that's probably how I won.

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Wow! That's a bargain! What will you do with all of it??? All same color?
Yes, it is a bargain. Just a little more than 20 cents a skein!

I'll probably have enough to make a summer top. Ya think?

I'm also planning on using some of it for our pet snuggles. That's why I posted it here. I think I'll send some to all of you to use in our blankets. Maybe we should call them all the Pepto Bismol set! Ha!
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I'm also planning on using some of it for our pet snuggles. That's why I posted it here. I think I'll send some to all of you to use in our blankets. Maybe we should call them all the Pepto Bismol set! Ha!
What a sweetheart you are!
Keep those blankies coming!
Until further notice, you can add me to any blanket you start for the pets. I love working on them and "if" I ever run out of cotton yarn, not likely, it's so cheap it's worth it to me! I also have quite a few extra large circs, if you start running low just pm me and I can start one to go.
I feel especially close to this project because both of my kitties were rescues, and I would want them to have blankies in a time of loneliness, sickness, or other need. I can't adopt all the kitties, but I can help keep them snuggled!
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She's just adorable too, right??? Kelly
She sure is...how could you not fall for a face like that? Glad you got just the right new friend
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I finally finished my part on Kitty Cuddles. Sandy, would you please see if the next knitter is ready?

Am out of town, but will post a pic when I get home on Sunday.

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