Pages

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Back to Crocheting and My Unbelievable Goodwill Find!

Last March, I showed off a granny square afghan that I crocheted..


I learned how to crochet in high school...
(too many years ago to count!)
and I saw so many pretty crocheted blogs that I was inspired to
pull of my crochet hook - I still had the crochet hook from high school too...


I had to watch a couple of You Tube videos to remember the different stiches and
then I started crocheting and used several colors of yarn...

I crocheted and crocheted...while DH and I watched 24 from Netflix...
kind of time consuming changing colors..

and I kept on crocheting...now that I think of it, my wrist got pretty sore...
but I kept going...
And I got it done!

I showed you some other crochet projects...
(projects not made by me)


This is just the cutest little girl..and don't ya just love the hat..and the flower..


and I love this bag and started to make one....but then it got
nice out and well I like to crochet in the winter..so it's unfinished..

But today, when we made our Goodwill trip...DH spotted this for me and
I have to show you my unbelievable find....
(lots of pictures....think of it as eye candy!)


This huge quilt bag full of yarn.....$20!
Which $20 sounds like a lot unless you buy yarn..
and you can spend $20 very easily and not get much yarn..


When I unzipped it, the yarn was overflowing so I pulled it out on the kitchen table to see
what was inside....


So many skeins of yarn are the super soft kind that make really cuddly afghans.....


Not sure what kind of yarn this is but it's softer than soft...
which means..super expensive...


Several skeins of yellow yarn...


I used alot of varigated yarn for the granny square afghan
so I'm loving all of this yarn...
but what you've seen so far is only half of what was in the bag..

I can't hardly believe that this yarn is all mine...
let's look closer at what else was in the bag...


Not sure if I'm liking the green and gold flecked yarn...
but there's 5 skeins of it...all new!


and lots more varigated yarn...and it's incredibly soft.....


Some of it was smaller and wrapped in balls....


This is like being in a candy shop..all this yarn.....


So here it is all together...
I think I could open a yarn store... 

So at night now, while we're watching TV, I'll be busy..


I've already started to make another afghan, this time it's not a granny square...


but this yarn will help me keep on crocheting....


probably never get it all used...


but for $20, it's not a bad investment...

oh and I forgot to mention, I got another big bag of yarn last year...
I got it in the summer and it was too hot to take it out to see
what was inside...as soon as I get my Christmas decorating done,
I'll show you what's in that bag too...

Question - Any idea how to organize all this yarn so I can
see what I have?

I have the best Goodwill store, we never know what we'll find there...
This week is starting out fantastic!

I'm linking to these parties

I'd sure love to have you come on over to my new Facebook page...


New look is coming soon...and also a fantastic giveaway!!

11 comments:

Linda said...

Yes I'd say you scored. Lucky you.

Blessings from Cindy said...

I made granny squares when I was in high school too. My great aunt taught me & you just brought me a fond memory!! You got a bargain, girl!! Have lotsa fun!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Sarah said...

Great find. Looks like you are going to be busy.

Cher' Shots said...

What a find! Wonderful assortment of yarns to keep your fingers busy for a while. I used to do the granny squares too, been years and I should get back at it.
'hugs from afar'

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Wow, awesome find!!! $20 bucks just bought a LOT of fun!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

SccccccccccccccccccccccccORE!!!! WOW you can be "tied up" for a long time with all of that wool!!!! can't wait to see all the creations you come up with--one thing i know for sure they will be FABULOUS!!!! hugs....

Wanda said...

Wow what a great find. I love the variation of colors. For the Caran green/gold yarn, it would make a great table topper or some type of decoration (for Christmas maybe). To see if you can find ideas, google - Caran yarn crochet patterns. You might be surprised at what you find.

Wanda
http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

That is awesome! I never have that kind of luck at Goodwill!

folkhaven said...

What a bonanza! I love those GW moments! Your afghan is quite lovely :-)

Christine @ sugarandtrash.com said...

Wow! I don't have that much in my (what I had previously considered to be) large stash. Just 4 of those Lion brand yarn skeins would easily add up to 20 bucks. Lucky find!

Outfit31 said...

Wow! I think you found the mother load!!! Know what you'll be doing the whole winter!!! Such talent!

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails