When we hit the yarn factory, I knew I was in Paradise. Going through the factory was fun, but hitting the store was being like a kid in a candy store. I figured I could afford 2 or 3 skeins and was about to pay and was explaining to the lady at the cash desk why I was interested in yarn. She then directed me to an out of the way set of shelves and said it was water-damaged wool and sold by weight for a very small price. This wool has NEVER been in contact with water, but the balls have lost their wrapper or come undone and gotten a bit tangled. so I came away with almost 2 kgs and she even put in my original skeins at the same rate. Heaven! There are some lovely people around.

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Comment by Bev Jeffery on June 9, 2013 at 3:39pm

Soooo many beautiful yarns you now have, Valerie.....I don't envy you the decision of what to begin with.  :))

Comment by Sharon B on June 7, 2013 at 1:38pm

Beautiful Yarn!  (and beautifully displayed and photographed, as well)   Just makes me smile, smile, smile.

Comment by Susan Haines on June 7, 2013 at 4:15am

How wonderful!  Isn't it great to mention KAS and get this kind of reaction!  That happened to me in a yarn store once, as well, and I felt so blessed.  I have turned all of that yarn into squares and sent them a long time ago now, but it just feels like an honor to get such a "gift"!!  I have wonderful friends all around our country, as well, who send me boxes of yarn they find at church bazaars and yard sales, too!  I love this kind of "prize"!  It couldn't have happened to a more deserving KAS member!  Happy crocheting!

Comment by P. Jeanne Haessler on June 7, 2013 at 2:24am

Valerie I admit to yarn envy!  What a great story and what lovely yarns too.  Wowsers...I'm really happy for you--to say this felt like Christmas come early is understating it I am sure.  Now I can look forwards to seeing everything you make from this treasure trove!  Way to go girl, and a stellar example of how mentioning Knit A Square or AIDS orphans can get you unexpected blessings.

Comment by Gitta Seyfert on June 6, 2013 at 5:44pm

I fully agree with you Valerie - books and yarn - nothing better :) What a great story how you got the yarn and so generous :)

Comment by Linda Maltby on June 6, 2013 at 1:58pm

What beautiful colours and how generous of the lady in the factory!

Comment by Valerie Zalewski on June 6, 2013 at 8:30am

I'd take both, Christine. Where our group holds its meeting is in the English library and all the ex-pats who are going back to England give their books to the library. As they have so many they have a special section for books to give away. For me that's also heaven. I've picked up one or two books that I'd wanted for some time. Books and yarn and good companionship. Who could ask for anything else?

Comment by Pam Antink on June 6, 2013 at 8:05am

What a wonderful gesture - being pointed in the direction of good quality wool at a heavenly price!

Comment by Cherry Ames on June 6, 2013 at 7:25am

That's wondurful! I'd love to have an oppourtunity like that!

Comment by Christine Johnson on June 6, 2013 at 7:11am

The stuff of dreams! Once when I was about 11 a neighbour asked my Mum if I was interested in having any of her son's books as they were clearing out prior to moving. She thought I might care for one or two but seeing that I just couldn't pick she gave all of them to me, boxes and boxes of classics and standards,and I think your experience with the yarn must feel similar - and having worked with books for about 50 years I'd rather have the yarn now too.


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