Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thrifty Knitting

five dishcloths from thrifted yarn
September 2016
Last week, Cheryl and I went to Dubois to hang some posters for the Guild Fiber Fest. I like to stop at the Opportunity Shop when I'm in Dubois. On this trip, I took some items for donation and afterward browsed the aisles for things I could use.

In the craft section, I found four bags of cotton yarn: two bags each containing a bit over 3 ounces of blue variegated yarn. I was able to knit three cloths from the yarn in one bag and will easily get that many from the second bag. Six dishcloths for $3.00 - a good bargain. Another bag contained 3 ounces of solid blue, and the other solid yellow. The cost of the solid cotton yarn was under $3 - another good bargain.

Do you frequent thrift shops for crafting supplies?

13 comments:

  1. Good haul! I also look for craft supplies or anything I can create with. I have found everything from crayons and markers to sketchpads and yarn. And since it is cheaper it makes it even better.

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  2. I don't often go to thrift shops (or Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc...), but I have NEVER, EVER found ANYTHING crafty. I am amazed at some of the really good stuff other people have found.

    On the other hand .........I've donated a lot. Guess I could buy back my own stuff. LOL

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  3. I buy many things at my local thrift shop in fact I just went yesterday and came home with a great cookbook and a wonderful pair of shoes:)

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  4. Looks like you hit the jackpot! I have only rarely found anything knitting or sewing related at any thrift shop.

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  5. We have a thrift store... I go once in awhile... I'm going to check out the yarn....winter is coming:)

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  6. Great find! I have bought yarn at a thrift store and I love to shop Salvation Army for old sweaters that are put together in a way that lets me reclaim the yarn. It's like found money!

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  7. What a great find/deal! Also I love how the dishcloths turned out. That is a great photo.

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  8. I dont. Maybe I should!!!! Your dishcloths are darling

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  9. I've found a bit of cashmere at the thrift one time. Just enough to make a small hat for a friend. Love your dishcloths. That is actually one of my favorite patterns with lots of ridges for scrubbing power! :-)
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  10. I've had some very happy finds of pure cotton at the op shops. A particularly memorable buy was some Italian cotton. It was superb and I did the same - made dish cloths!

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  11. I never have much luck finding yarn at Thrift Shops. But it looks like you did great! :)

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  12. I love checking out the thrift stores here, sometimes I find something, sometimes I leave empty handed.

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  13. Hum, I don't need to check the Thrift stores for yarn -- I just need to hit the basement to see what I have on hand! And, I really need to knit more often but winter is coming and that is when I tend to knit more. Too hot in the summer unless I'm working on socks that don't take a lot of lap room.

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