There is a yarn factory not far from where I live, and each year they host a giant tent sale in August. People come a long distance to enjoy the savings, and I do too! My haul was probably average-sized. There were people with a lot more than me.
I got a bunch of Softee Baby. This yarn is, as you would expect, very soft. I am thinking of making some more woven scarves with this. I’m curious to see how the variegated yarn works out.
There is also Softy Baby Colors, which is the same weight and feeling of the other yarn, but much more vibrant colours. These should make some great scarves too.
This cotton will hopefully be turned into wash clothes. I really like crocheted wash clothes, and some of mine are wearing out. By now, I am learning what patterns I enjoy using (which is not always the ones I enjoy making the most).
This sock yarn was a last-minute impulse buy. They had a package at the counter that was the last one, and it was being sold for $4. In this area, it normally sells for $5/ball, so $4/three balls was a good price. I’m already in the middle of making socks, but maybe my next pair will be brighter colours.
This chunky yarn will become a rug. I’m still deciding between crocheting and weaving, but leaning towards weaving. It will be an experiment and learning experience, but it was a great price to practice on.
I don’t mind paying for premium brands, but I don’t want to practice on high end materials. I want to know what I’m doing first.
So in total, I paid less than 25% of what the price would be at local yarn stores (including Wal-mart!). That should keep me busy until next year.