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In Trouble!!

Posted by: MACalifornia (IP Logged)
Date: September 15, 2009 07:01AM

Stopped at my LYS yesterday to pick up yarn for one small project I wanted to try. They were having a Sale! OH No! Needless to say I walked out with yarn for many projects!!!
Sigh...

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Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: September 15, 2009 08:34AM

I recently discovered an entire trash bag full of wool that I had stashed away who-knows-when. I can identify that most of it was inherited because I remember the projects that my cousin made from some of the skeins (including an afghan that was given to me forty-five years ago!). I re-balled it all so that I could check for insect damage or loss of loft and I'm really happy with almost all of it (only one medium ball was wound too tightly and even that has its uses). I've transferred it to a couple of large under-bed totes and have vowed not to set foot in a yarn store until I have used up at least half of it. I've already made several hats and other small accessories and have a couple of multi-color sweaters for the grandkids in the design stages.

I can't believe that I have so much and can still discover more. If I buy anything in the next year I should be flogged. I just won't put myself in temptation's way. (Of course, that can't possibly include the occasional thrift-store find; after all it all goes to the hospital....)

Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: September 15, 2009 08:55AM

It is difficult to stay on a yarn diet with all the information about new patterns, projects, sales, etc. I went to Michael's the other day to see if they had any Red Heart Strata for me to feel. I walked out with 20 balls of Patons Classic Wool which was on sale.

Posted by: knittingmom (IP Logged)
Date: September 15, 2009 09:03AM

And to think ... I don't even have to leave my favorite chair to learn I have more yarn in my stash! (When we moved last year those boxes got wrongly placed.) Knit chemo hats as fast as I can, I can't seem to make a real dent in it and have vowed to not purchase any more yarn until I get a greater dent made.

Don't know about you, but I have found that prices in thrift shops have almost gone through the roof. Recently saw a partial skein of Red Heart yarn marked at a price higher than Michaels or WalMart sell the new item for. I was apalled!!! Glad I have that huge stash after all.

Happy Knitting!!! Marian

Posted by: MACalifornia (IP Logged)
Date: September 15, 2009 05:12PM

LOL!! (as my grandsons write)
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one with stashes!

Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: September 15, 2009 05:32PM

I've had that experience and I never let the opportunity go by without giving my "expert" opinion.

It even happened with one of the magazines I donated to one local thrift. It was several years old and should have been priced on a par with other old knitting mags (fifty cents to a dollar). They had priced it at $3! I told the gals in the back room that if they continued to overprice I'd move my contributions to a thrift that people could afford.

I also found out at that same place that the women working there kept all of the good stuff for each other. When I went to poke through a bag of yarn it was snapped out from under me. When I asked why, the woman who did the snapping said that so-and-so (a uniformed volunteer) always like to have first dibs on yarn. As so-and-so was still in the building I let her know that that was insider trading and that they should be ashamed of themselves. I was met with an icy stare. I learned later that some people volunteer there for exactly that reason.

Posted by: knittingmom (IP Logged)
Date: September 15, 2009 07:40PM

I liked the policy of one thrift store I often visited. No employee could purchase an item unless it had been on the floor for 24 hours. They still got nice items, but it did give the customers a chance to choose first.

Happy Knitting!!! Marian