Mary's Crochet House

A place to showcase my crocheted and knitted items.

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Location: Cottage Grove, Oregon, United States

I am a wife, mom and grandma to four. Three grown kids all on their own and one 12 year old left to raise. I'm an avid crocheter and knitter. I crochet more than knit but have been knitting more and more.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Well yesterday turned out to be a really good day to purchase yarn.  My daughter and I decided to stop by the dollar store and what do we find?  Yarn for a dollar a spool.  It didn't matter the size.  So having two dollars left in my pocket I just had to buy some.  Here is the results of my two dollars.  The seafoam colored yarn was on a huge spool and when wound on my yarn winder turned into 8 pull center cakes.  The brown is almost a corded yarn but not stiff and I ended up with the three sizes of cakes that are shown.  The seafoam yarn will primarily be used for rugs and such because it has a really rough texture and when pulled together has a nice thickness.
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After my husband saw my newest stash and how much it cost me he said lets get you more at that price.  What a guy, anyways here is $5.00 dollars worth below.  The white is a thin sport weight type yarn.  The dark brown and gold colored yarn is like some astro dyed yarn I bought off of ebay a few months ago, very soft and will make into some lovely accessories I'm thinking.  There middle is a boucle type yarn that I haven't figured out what I want to do with yet.  And last but not least the last spool is a verigated thread.  I am using some of the white and the verigated thread to make a doily and will see how that turns out.

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Image hosted by Photobucket.comHere is the white spool with a 4x4 post it so you can get an estimate of the size.  It is huge, I rolled a few cakes but stopped and just wrapped the rest in a bag until I need it again.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comHere is a closer pic of the greenish yarn.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comHere is a pic of my Five dollar haul rolled up mostly.  Everything but the white got rolled up but the white spool just had to much to wind in one sitting.

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Here are two pics of the purse I made out of the brown yarn, Britt requested it after we rolled the yarn and she liked the color of it.
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I am in yarn heaven right at the moment, being the yarn addict I am.  I also scored at the Good will today, got three sets of knitting needles for 49 cents each.  Now I must go and play with my yarn again.


Blogger Micky said...

It's always great to find those little bargains, no matter what they are.

5:01 PM  
Blogger Jewels said...

wow Mary - what a great yarnstash score for you!!!!

5:42 PM  

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