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Re: Yarn Diet
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: April 01, 2009 08:42AM

My local hospital thrift store gets infrequent donations of yarn and the skeins are snapped up immediately. I always know that if I donate there it will be appreciated because so many people are looking for bargain yarns.

And why not? Our local shop closed because it couldn't keep up with the overhead, one craft store was replaced by another which has a smaller and more expensive selection of yarns (but not the sort of yarns you could get in the LYS), Walmart has pared back their craft section to one aisle and those yarns are better represented at the craft store anyway. That's it for the area.

I keep my addiction to yarns pretty well reined in. I realized when I donated my first tub (the size craftsman was talking about) to a kid's project that I really didn't miss it and I've been able to use up a lot of the remaining yarns on small charity projects. If the thrift has a particularly interesting yarn (novelties, something I'd pass up at a store) I'll buy it and play with it. The cost is usually around fifty cents. That happens infrequently.

The addiction I can't control is one for bargain threads. However, since I started pulling out the cardboard centers, they take up almost no room. I'm amazed by how well the old cottons hold up. I know from the labels and the original price tags that some of them are forty or so years old when I get them and they are still as sturdy as they were when they were manufactured even after being washed and blocked.

Subject Written By Posted
  Yarn Diet KT 03/31/2009 06:14PM
  Re: Yarn Diet JJKnitter 03/31/2009 07:03PM
  Re: Yarn Diet knittingmom 03/31/2009 07:27PM
  Re: Yarn Diet KT 03/31/2009 08:11PM
  Re: Yarn Diet knittingmom 03/31/2009 08:48PM
  Re: yarn - donate! craftsman 03/31/2009 10:34PM
  Re: Yarn Diet Alex 04/01/2009 08:42AM
  Re: Yarn Diet KT 04/01/2009 12:24PM
  Re: Yarn Diet Alex 04/01/2009 11:34PM
  Re: Yarn Diet KT 04/06/2009 07:14PM
  Re: Yarn Diet KT 04/08/2009 12:53PM

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