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wends 11-29-2010 06:51 PM

Does anyone know where I can drop off unwanted yarn?
I have SO much yarn and a lot of it I'll never use. It's mostly acrylic I used to practice on.

I'm doing a major cleaning and organizing and I want to get rid of a lot of it so I'm hoping that I can take it to Goodwill or something.

Does anyone know if they'd take it or if they know of anywhere that does?



trvvn5 11-29-2010 06:54 PM

You could try posting it on ravelry. Someone might want to take it there.

suzeeq 11-29-2010 07:09 PM

Most thrift stores accept yarn, I've picked up lots of acrylics and cottons there and seen good wools too. You can also post in the Charity and Buy/Sell/Swap forums here.

Becky Morgan 11-29-2010 08:09 PM

Check your phone book for the local senior center and see if they'd like it. A lot of older people like to knit and crochet, but don't always have the money for yarn. In fact, right now would be a good time with the holidays coming!

If they don't, Craigslist, Freecycle, the local grocery store bulletin board or Ebay come to mind.

DorothyDot 11-30-2010 07:21 AM

Our local senior center accepts yarn donations. With great gratitude, I might add!

A lot of the seniors and local knitters use this yarn to knit afghans for disabled vets or chemo-caps for sick babies.


Woodi 11-30-2010 08:58 AM

Och! it would do a seniors' home good to see a young good-looking chap like you at their door with yarn to spare. Cheer up the old folks, I say! (I have two parents living in such a home, and Dad still knits).

knitcindy 12-05-2010 11:27 AM

You could always mail it to ME!!!!!!! I teach a knitting class and we have been knitting shawls for residents at a local nursing home!! We can always use some new (to us) yarn, especially some that's machine washable/dryable!!!

Or if you'd rather look locally, check and see if your local library has a knitting or crocheting class. I'm sure they could use it.


alleusion 12-05-2010 11:42 AM

If my husband would let me, I'd adopt all the unwanted yarn out there. I agree with a thrift store or senior center though. If I were still in Mississauga I'd help you destash it :)

melmac51 12-07-2010 12:32 AM

I too, love to "adopt" unwanted yarn. You can teach kids to knit/crochet with it. You can make blankets (a.k.a. oddball pet snuggles) for animal shelters with it. Oh, the possibilities!

Mazie 12-07-2010 01:51 AM

Seniors centre would get my vote, we also drop off books, puzzles and fresh produce in season.

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