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Saturday, February 19, 2005


I went to Ben Franklin today, still searching for that variegated yarn. The local store is going out of business, and everything is on sale. I was hoping for some great bargains on yarn. Most of the items in the store are 10% off. When they start their Red Heart Super Saver at $2.49, even 10% off makes it higher than I can get it at other stores. They didn't have the variegated either. Oh, they had variegated blue, green, red, just no purple.
But they have some "yummy yarns"! Berroco has a lovely Plush, 100% nylon. It is really soft and "cushy", it would make a delightful baby blanket. But at $8.99 for 1.75 oz/90 yards, that would be very expensive. So on to other Berroco items - Candy FX, several colors and sparkles, I'm thinking another scarf! But, how many scarves does one woman need? Maybe I'll sell some, not looking for great fortunes, just a little income and the opportunity to explore more yarns! Berroco Cliche - I've been drooling over this online, it's just as fun in real life. Life a sport weight yarn with little fuzzies of color. I'm thinking short sleeve sweater in Tunisian knit stitch. Hmm, need to do some calculating, how much do I need? It's 75 yards for $9.99.
You can see the yarn at this site
"Berroco Cliche"

Tahki has a lot of fun new novelty yarns. The Tahki Star is like crochet thread in glittery colors - pink/purple/silver, or blue/green/silver. Would add some color shine and glitter when used with a strand of sport weight to create a scarf. A doily with immense pizzazz! $9.99 for a ball, that's an expensive doily.
See the yarn here "Tahki Star" Be sure to zoom in to see the real beauty of this thread/yarn.
Then there's Flower - a pretty mix of colors with little balls of silver. At $12.99 that's just to drool over, probably.
There was a pretty ribbon type yarn similar to the Tahki Flower, with little silver spots. It was called Stars, a nylon/polyester blend. It was $10.99 per ball.
Well, I can spend the week thinking about project possibilities and yardage needed. Then check back to the sale later in the week to see if the yarn gets marked down further. The fabrics were 20% off, and Christmas items 50% off! So maybe.......
Let me start thinking about that short sleeve sweater,... Start with an existing pattern and adapt it a little? Start with measurements and the worksheet from the Needlecraft University class? Must leave the computer and go to patterns, and yarn and hook.


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