Never Be Afraid to Just Simply Ask
As I am sure everyone here has realized by now, I love craft that involves yarn.Knitting and I am finding myself falling in love with crochet as well.
I love the slip of the yarn between my fingers, the way with some simple loops I can make a beautiful fabric and not even think about it.
I have one little problem though. I cant always afford to buy the best yarns out there. I dont know what it is like in other countries, but here in Australia. To get a good quality yarn, you are looking at spending $5AUS for a 50g ball of plain old boring wool. If you are doing a big project, 50g doesn’t get you very far.
If you want something a little more fancy, like a variegated wool, or self striping; you can look at spending about $10+ dollars on something of mediocre quality. And if you REALLY wanna go on the cheap side, you can get a 100g ball of acrylic for $2.50 and hope to God it doesn’t decide it doesn’t like you and just crumble apart.
Being only in a single income household, I therefore can not really afford to go out and buy all the yarns I truly would like.
So I did the only thing I could think of doing…
I am sure everyone has seen those BSS (Buy Sell Swap) groups on Facebook. I took a chance and ask if anyone had yarn they wanted to get rid of. New balls, used balls, I didn’t care. I didn’t think I would get an answer, but I did.
Someone contacted me and said they had a bag full of odd wool, and they would give it to me for $10. In the wise words of Charlie Sheen I thought to myself “Winning!” and was happy to pay that amount.
So as I don’t drive, this man was kind enough to deliver it to my house. What he brought with him was better than I could have ever of expected. Out from his car he pulls a HUGE suitcase from the back seat. Not one of those little ones that you see the women off to work dragging. But a massive, vintage luggage case.
Needless to say, my eyes nearly popped out of my skull.
I thought to myself, “It can’t be this good. Its probably just being used to store the wool in.”
How happily wrong I was. Not only did I get to keep the case, but it was filled to the brim with lots of goodies.
Yarn, needles, a few completed projects and a few not quite completed projects. All for the measly sum of $10.
I am not ashamed to admit that once I had taken all the yarn out of the bag and examined each and every one that I then jumped onto the pile like you see people in movies do with large sums of money.
So now my yarn draw is filled to the brim (may need to make it a projects draw), I have a gorgeous vintage suitcase that is very worn but adds to the appeal and more wool than I know what to do with.
Happy Jess is Happy!