While visiting my parents at Christmas, I bought a couple of wool sweaters at a thrift store, to recycle. Later, a dear aunt was visiting, and saw me happily frogging the sweaters, and thought it was about the most pathetic thing she'd ever seen!
She then offered me two garbage bags
full of yarn that she'd inherited from her MIL! How exciting is that? I'm still a fairly new knitter, and there's not much in my budget for supplies, so I was delighted. I got it from her yesterday. It's all worsted-weight acrylic.... oh well, she's not a knitter, and I appreciate the generosity!
At least it matches my [ugly] couch!
And I have plenty of yarn to practice on.