Some of us can never get enough yarn. I enjoy knitting or crocheting in the evening. But if I bought all I wanted, I'd be in trouble. There's no room in my budget for more than a skein or two per month. Nice, but no blue ribbon. Fortunately I have a friend who enjoys dumpster diving. He was checking out the dumpster behind the thrift store and discovered that they were throwing away lots of yarn because it was not in complete skeins, was a trifle dirty, etc. He wanted to take it for me, but he hates it when they come out the back door and try to chase him off!
You and I are just alike. I have been crocheting for about 49 years. I buy yarn at thrift shops still in skeins for about 1.00 for the 2.49 size from Walmart. I buy bags of it on CL, yard sales, etc.
Sometimes, I get nice afghans and unravel the yarn. The photo here is just some of over 30 balls of yarn that came from an afghan that only cost me 6.99!
If you know people who love to knit or crochet, find a cool basket, some free patterns on line, a hook or needles, and make a cool gift basket.
You go girl!!
I also do the same. I buy a lot at yard sales, etc. I rarely find any at thrift shops, though. I have tons of yarn already, but I just can't resist "adopting" more and giving it a good home.
I love your suggestions. The thrift store where I buy my yarn sell all their yarn for 50 cents regardless of the size. I have gotten some large skeins that would have cost me about $7.00 in the store. I have also purchased my needles and accessories from the thrift store as well.
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