I just came home from what I thought was going to be a quick trip to the VA for a fasting blood test. I remembered that a lot of folks have mentioned that Jo-Ann’s has great sales on yarn so I popped in to see what I could find at my local store. Ohmy …
Patons ChaCha yarn was on sale for $1.49, regularly $4.99! I bought 7 balls -two each of black, white, and tango, and one ball of champagne (don’t know why I didn’t grab two).
I think each of these colors will make a beautiful scarf, but the tango is simply gorgeous. I’ll probably pair them with one strand of a regular worsted weight yarn in the same or complimentary color. I’ve never worked with the ‘furry’ yarn except to crochet around flip flops several years ago, so I’m anxious to see what it works up like.
They also had the new Super Size balls of Sugar’ n Cream (4 oz) on sale for $1.94, regularly $2.49. I bought one each of ecru, yellow and cornflower. I see lots of dishcloths in my future.
Every trip to town requires a stop at the local WalMart and when I peeked around the craft aisle to look at ribbon, I noticed a rack separate from the regular yarn that had a ‘sale’ sign on it. I spend a lot of time (and money) in the WalMart yarn aisle and I’ve never seen this before, so I don’t know if it’s something new or if I just never noticed it because I don’t usually go down that aisle, but a quick detour to check it out was definitely in order.
Before I knew what happened, six Bernat Softee Chunky skeins of yarn jumped into my cart, three each of true yellow and new denim heather. I’m not sure what the regular price is, but they were on sale for $1.50 per skein, so I didn’t have the heart to put them back.
When all was said and done, I came home much poorer than when I started out but I saved a good chunk of change while adding considerably to my stash. My grand total was $25.25, and the ChaCha alone would have cost $34.93 at the regular price – not bad!
I consider this my treat for being a good girl while getting my blood drawn – yarn is much better than a Dora the Explorer bandaid any day.