Check Every Dollar Store For Yarn
Posted 18 September 2007 - 06:06 AM
Right now, Real Deals, my favorite dollar store, has been carrying lots of Moda Dea in numerous colors.
I just bought every skein they had of Red Heart Soft Baby in Pastel Fruits. This is a baby sport weight in 6 oz skeins (not 1 3/4 oz). I started working with it and it's wonderful. I think I bought about 25 skeins and I'm glad I did.
The dollar stores aren't yarn stores, so they get what they get, but keep checking back with them. My store will get in some icky stuff for a while, then some really nice ones show up again.
I was able to get 2 types of Lion Brand Incredible Ribbon yarn. One is rainbow colors and the other is various shades of blue. They are beautiful. If they hadn't been $1 a ball, I'd never have even looked at them because the purchase would have been too much of a luxury.
I've bought worsted weight acrylics, rug yarn, chenille, Jiffy bulky weight, Thick & Quick super bulky weight, baby yarns ~ all in Lion Brand and Red Heart. I even went for some balls of Aunt Lydia's Denim in red. Normally I'm not good with thread, but I thought I could use 2 or 3 strands of Aunt Lydia's and maybe we'd get along.
The Dollar Tree sometimes has ribbon yarns and threads. I asked the manager about regular yarns. Nope, never get them in.
Of course, the dollar stores don't have hand dyed wools and such, but who would expect them to? With what I have bought there, I've been able to get 3 - 4 - 5 times the yarn I would have otherwise! It's such a great feel!
If I can buy a skein for $1 in Real Deals, and the same item is in Walmart for $2.49. H-m-m-m. And the same item is on the Net for $2.99 plus shipping, am I going to sit here and say "Well, I can't get it at the dollar store because that's too low class a place to shop."?
I just wanted to share with all of you that I am finding lots of great yarn at dollar stores. You probably can too. After the prices I've paid all my life, it's nice to get a break. Now you know how I picked my user name for Crochetville.
Posted 18 September 2007 - 06:11 AM
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Posted 18 September 2007 - 06:22 AM
I even sent a "Why?" e-mail to Dollar Tree corporate, but I never received a rely.
Posted 18 September 2007 - 06:40 AM
As a retired widow, I am always looking for the best buys. My motto is to get the most I can for the least amount of money and the dollar and discount stores help quite a bit.
I have seen the same yarn down the road at AC Moore for full price. When I told the girl at AC Moore, she said most likely the yarns may be discontinued and that is why they are selling them at the dollar stores. Sometimes I have seen the same yarn on sale there but for much more than a dollar.
And if you see something you like and have the money, grab it while you can. It may not be there the next time.
Posted 18 September 2007 - 06:44 AM
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Posted 18 September 2007 - 12:16 PM
Once I found like 2 skeins of boucle. This was to die for. I did find some more at Joann's for 97 cents. I'm on the hunt for more boucle! I was mad! Smiley's had a sale that just ended for boucle 99 cents each. But, I really didn't want the minimum $40 of it.
I also found some (I think) LB baby yarn in mint green (but I havent seen it since).
Help me, I'm drowning in yarn overload.
Posted 18 September 2007 - 12:34 PM
I did some Pygmy puffs too (free pattern here http://www.crochetvi...ead.php?t=59705 ) with the fun fur I got from the dollar store. That's why I was so glad they had it!
Posted 18 September 2007 - 12:57 PM
Also some yarn would be up front and some was in the back. My sister pointed out to one of the workers that if the yarn was in one spot, we could see it better and they would have more sales. So the yarn was all put in one corner in the back ~ it worked so well, they've now put up shelves!
When this same store put out Jiffy in dark blue and in teal, my sister and I couldn't believe our eyes. We thought it must be a mistake. We even asked if they were sure this was only $1. There it was, boxes of it, at $1 a skein! Now what does that tell you about the profit being made on yarn?
So I go in every couple weeks and see what's new. There's a lot on the shelves that isn't moving because apparently nobody wants it, even at $1 a skein. Most of them are ladder, eyelash, etc. in wild colors. I can't do anything with a red/purple/orange/green combo.
I bought a lot of Baby Jamie there this year. There's nothing wrong with it, but it's being discontinued. When I found the purple, then the red chenille, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. Why was it there? Off-season colors.
Oh the wonderful shawls it will make!
I would check every dollar store you can find. Ask if they have yarn or usually get any in. If not, check with the next store. And when you do find yarn in one of them, ABSOLUTELY keep going back, because they do get new inventory regularly.
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I use some fun fur in the middle of a round ripple ghan I am making and I think it is cute. Hold it with another color in the ghan and it goes good. Otherwise, I make simple scarves with it. Not my favorite, but have it and need to use it.
I think Saturday calls for a trip to the yarn - I mean Dollar store.
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Posted 18 September 2007 - 05:22 PM
Posted 18 September 2007 - 05:32 PM
OH, I wish I could find some of the Lion Boucle!!! But I've gotten tons of fun fur & fancy fur, Jamie baby, Incredible ribbon yarn, and verious Patons at our Dollar Trees.
Our Dollar General definately does not have any - I carefully scoured every aisle with no luck. But Big Lots has $1 yarns most of the time - our store hasn't gotten any new ones yet, but I keep watching!
Posted 18 September 2007 - 05:42 PM
I wish I had gotten to the store earlier, because I would have definitely got more! It varies from store to store though...this particular store seems to get a very nice suppy...so I have started frequenting it.
Of course the downside is that I'm just buying yarn because its a deal...now I have alot of yarn with no projects in mind.
Posted 18 September 2007 - 08:27 PM
Makes me wonder if LB is going under or something, pretty much every time I see yarn for $1 it's LB. I probably got about $100 worth of boucle for $20!! I'm dying over here.
Tomorrow I'm off to check the Dollar Tree. There's one big DT near me, and hopefully they have something good. My DT's don't seem to get anything but fur and ribbon.