Thursday, February 14, 2008

Bargain of the Month

I was going through A.C. Moore today looking at yarn and I am getting more and more frustrated with the selection. Note to chain stores that carry yarn: Start carrying more lighter weight yarns and not so much worsted weight. Worsted weight does NOT lend itself well to many garments. And baby yarn is NO substitute.

Ok, now that I got THAT rant off my chest, here is my find.....10 skeins of Moda Dea Jai Alai. Its an eyelash yarn and I have NO idea what I am going to do with it and I HATE working with eyelash yarn. Plus its not particularly practical. But I couldn't argue with the price....99 cents a skein. If I do nothing else with it, I can make a nice soft scarf. This was the only color I could get the same dye lot in and get a good amount. Its pretty, but I would have prefered the blue/green color they had....but there were only 2 of those left. Still, I am happy :)
P.S. Hope you all had a nice Valentines Day. My b/f and I are going out to dinner TOMORROW night instead because we knew no matter where we went, it would be crowded. I dont mind waiting a night. And I got a lovely Swarovsky crystal rose as my gift....its beautiful!

Crochet Away!


Mini said...

Nice haul! You can always make fuzzy critter toys (Monkeys!!) Swarovski makes beautiful pieces - what a nice gift!

Laura said...

I love yarn bargains! I know what you mean about eyelash yarn - I can't crochet with it either (can't see my stitches in it). If you can manage to see the stitches, it would make a pretty pillow, maybe a heart shaped one? If you have any little nieces, granddaughters, etc., they would love it! We don't have any AC Moore's here in the Cleveland area - just Joann's, Michael's, and a family-owned chain called Pat Catan's. I so wish we had a Hobby Lobby near me. The only one in the Cleveland area is way, way on the other side of town, about an hour and 15 minutes away, too far to drive to get a a craft store.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Sandy!
I missed your posts and visits :D
What a nice gift! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...


I have the same Jai Alai that you purchased. I carried it with Red Heart Plush and it turned out wonderfully as a soft scarf.

Lesley Ann

Sandytoo said...

Hi, Lesley Ann....sounds like a luscious scarf. I might have to try that. :)

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