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Old 11-13-2008, 09:48 AM   #1
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Was this a good buy??
I was at Hobby Lobby yesterday (and the day before, and the day before that!) and stumbled on this pack they had. Its a 3 ball value-pak of Sugar 'n Cream. These are the biggest balls I've seen - 2 balls are 400g and 1 ball is 340g (approx 700 yards each).

The package was marked $22.99 but I used my 40% off coupon so paid $14.72. It also came with a little pattern book.

Was this a good deal, and if so - what on earth should I make with it? I was thinking of attemptin my first pinwheel blanket with it all, but have no idea how many of the balls it will take.

Here's 2 pictures. They had I think 3 different choices of colors - and I'm tempted to get another if this was a good deal.
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:55 AM   #2
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I totally think that is a great deal! The pattern book alone is about $7, so for $7, you got a good yarn deal ....Wish we had Hobby Lobby here.
You could make a market bag with that yarn.......I really want to make one, so I will have to put it on the waiting list.
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:57 AM   #3
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Sounds like a very good deal to me.
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:14 AM   #4
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Yes indeed - you made a good score :-)
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:24 AM   #5
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Well alrighty! Good to know it's a good deal! Now I'm tempted to go back and get another color set. This will be a record, Hobby Lobby every day this week. I'm SURE I'll just have to go back tomorrow for something!

Mason - I was just reading your blogs last night. I love catching up on them every now and then. I like the way you write - you don't hold back!

Thanks everyone! Does anyone have any idea how much of this yarn it would take to make a decent sized pinwheel blanket?
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:16 AM   #6
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I've not done a pinwheel blanket, so can't answer that question. But just remember that this is 100% cotton and will be quite heavy for a blanket!
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:20 AM   #7
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For a blanket, you can use larger needles, like size 10 and it will come out okay, not use as much yarn as size 7 or 8, nor be quite as heavy.
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Old 11-13-2008, 02:32 PM   #8
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I'm sure Shandeh can let you know, but you can always use the remnants for the Oddball Pet Snuggles! (They use 100% cotton.)

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Old 11-14-2008, 08:15 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
For a blanket, you can use larger needles, like size 10 and it will come out okay, not use as much yarn as size 7 or 8, nor be quite as heavy.
Ok, maybe I'll try that. I don't want it to be too heavy, but at least have some weight to it. I'm hoping and hoping to start it next week, but I REALLY need to finish up some other things first.
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:24 AM   #10
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I've bought that before!

Every season they put out a new bag with colors that sort of match the season. I use a lot of cotton, so I always go back to check which colors they have. The best part is- when they go to do a new bag of colors, if the old ones haven't sold yet they go to clearance. I usually wait and get the whole bag for $9.99. I think I got one for $6.99 once. Just keep that in mind if you want the cotton but don't really need it yet :D
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