May 3, 2013

Yarn Score at Jo-Ann's and Hobby Lobby

As usual on my trips to town on errands, I stop at Hobby Lobby with my 40% coupon in my pocket and pick up a skein of yarn, whether I need it or not.  Even if I don't have an immediate need for a project I'm working on right then, I'll grab a skein of white or black or another color that I use often to keep my yarn stash fed.

While at Hobby Lobby, I always check the sale bins and once in a while I'll come away with a nice little extra.  A week or so ago I saw some I Love This Cotton on sale and debated whether to grab all that was there.  I'd never used it before and it seemed much softer than what I usually use for dishcloths, so I didn't want to buy a bunch and find it not usable for that purpose.  I grabbed one each of two different colors and gave it a try.  I love it!

While there today, I saw that there were three skeins left, so I grabbed all three of them for a good price.  One of them was the same as I had picked up before, really cool Mexican fiesta or southwestern colors.  It's actually called Tuscany, but it doesn't say Tuscany to me at all.  The other two remind me of Christmas candy and that's pretty close, because the name of the color is Christmas.

I Love This Cotton yarn in Christmas and Tuscany

Next stop was Jo-Ann's, with my 50% off one item coupon, and another coupon for 15% off, even sale items.  They didn't have the colors of regular worsted yarn that I needed, so I looked around to see what else might catch my eye.  I don't like using a coupon just to buy something cheaper that I don't need, but I'll often use it to buy something that I haven't tried yet.  They had a big display on the end of one of the aisles with 12oz skeins of Bernat Handicrafter cotton yarn in gorgeous colors.  Even in the larger skein they weren't much cheaper than buying the small balls of yarn, but throw a 50% coupon on that baby and it was definitely worth it.  I couldn't decide which color to get, so bought both of them that I couldn't choose between, and used the 15% coupon on the other (not nearly as much of a savings, but eh, sometimes you gotta splurge, ya know?).

It's Bernat's Cotton Candy Collection, and the colors I got are listed as Cotton Candy and Blue Snow Cone.  I'm not sure those names are spot-on, because the one is between a pink and a peach and I don't think looks like pink cotton candy at all, and the other is more of a bluish-aquamarine, but it's close.  Regardless, they're very pretty and I think will make nice eye-popping dishcloths.  They also had a bright yellow, off-white/beige, black, and I think a dark brown.  I don't see the Cotton Candy Collection on the Bernat website, so it must be a seasonal or promotional item.

Bernat Cotton in Blue Snow Cone and Cotton Candy

I'm almost finished with a big afghan that's a custom order and have another just like it to do, but this yarn will come in handy to knit and crochet dishcloths when taking a break from the larger project.

~ Marie Anne

1 comment:

Vikki Hooks said...

I am the same way..those coupons just call your name..I think you picked up some wonderful things.