Saturday, 7 March 2015

Bargain wool

You know sometimes, just sometimes, I do something daft .....
no really, I do!
So there was I, week after week seeing ALOT of cones of what looks much like Shetland wool in a charity shop.
First they were £1.50 each,
then a £1 each and none of them got sold,
perhaps because they were oddly wound.
There are 2 colours, 2 shades of brown and a cream, but wound half n half on each cone, no idea why.

I guessed they would felt up after knitting but wasn't going to pay a £1 a cone, although in truth they were worth that and more. So I just looked at them each week.

Then off the cuff, I asked the manager how many of those cones there were and would she maybe take 50p each cone, if I bought them all?
Not really expecting that she'd agree you know?
Cough ... cough ....
39 cones ......................... yes 39!


So of course I bought them all, and having crocheted a hexi shape, it does soften up nicely when washed and felts up too, thankfully! 
LOL




10 comments:

  1. Thirty nine?? You made the deal without counting them? What if she'd had a ton more in the back and trotted them out after you agreed to buy them all? Daft?....not at all. Ahem.

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  2. Wow! Enough wool to string from Leeds to London. LOL. Next question - what the heck are you intending to do with it??

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  3. oh my....it was a deal but 39 cones. what will you do with all of them. you might have your own sale.

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  4. Hello Lyn! Always nice to get a bargain! Have fun making something with your wool! :) x

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  5. oh wowawesome find! I always snatch up wool yarn when I see it at the thrift store-lucky you-that is strange with the two colors-they must have had a project in mind to do that

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  6. Ummm *laughing hard* ...is it still a bargain if there'e 39 of them? Good for you not backing out, all for a good cause. Can't wait to see what you make.

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  7. Wow--you can't beat a bargain like that! Happy crocheting!!

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  8. Daft? On my that brings back memories!!! I can hear my grandmother right now.... "Oh dinny be daft hen" lol

    I always buy thing in bulk whenever I can... it is cheaper... but then you end up with a bazillion of the same thing lol
    big hugs,
    Cheryl

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  9. 39 cones - oh well, it was a bargain and who can resist a bargain? There is a liquidator near me and they have cones of good quality polyester thread and they cost $1 which is roughly 50p BUT right now everything is 50% off so that makes them 50 cents each (25p). What a bargain! I think I have about 39 cones of thread! It is odd that your wool is half and half. Wonder why they did that!

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  10. Amazing bargain. Wonder what you will make - it will keep you busy all year. We never find sewing supplies at our charity shops

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