So, in today's paper, JoAnn and Michael's advertised a huge yarn blowout sale. Do I ignore the temptation or just feed the addiction knowing that they don't have the best selection of yarns?
I agree with the comments below - I don't really look at JoAnn's much, but I really like the Patons and Lion Brand 100% stuff that Michaels carries. I usually steer clear of the acrylic or acrylic blends. Happy shopping and good luck!
It's a toss up as to which company has a better selection of yarn, and ofttimes various by region. Nonetheless, it might well be worth checking both out, if for no other reason than for an afternoon's outing. There maybe a surprise lurking amoungst the yarns of one (or more) that captures your attention.
Cool pic btw. Love the cowboy hat and nice tattoo. I was thinking about getting one on my shoulder.
I saw some sock yarn I liked...but only bought one skein of red-orange eyelash... which I needed for a baby hat...LOL
I would go personally...
Calamec, I don't know about a group of men who knit in Arlington, but I sure wish I could find a group of guys to knit with. Lord knows I'm probably one of 2 or 3 guys in Athens, GA who knits.
put it this way - if you go, and they don't have anything you want, then you can feel virtuous for resisting. If you go and they have stuff you want, then you can feel virtuous for saving money. If you don't go, you've lost at least to chances to be virtuous.
Clearly going is good for your morals and your morale.
wow... I always KNEW you were a man after my own heart!
but then, I've been known to say that in our church, we consider gluttony a virtue....
Grace and Peace,
OMG! I never thought of it as being virtuous. Maybe I should approach all shopping in this light. Thanks!!
"A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn." Blackadder
I am excited about the 2nd and 4th week in January 2009. I will start my one-on-one private lessons at Yarn Heven (local yarn shop) in Arlington, Texas.
Can anyone tell me if there is a goup of men that meet to knit in Arlington, Texas?
BTW - Happy New Year.
I'm a sucker for yarn sales -- Ive bought plenty of stuff that probably wasn't worth the dollar or two a skein, but then again, some of the stuff I've found on sale has been fantastic! I actually like a lot of Jo-Ann's yarn, even though it's not the highest quality stuff. They do have a lot of stuff that works great when I do my multi-stranding projects, like scarves, hats, and blankets. I dunno... I'd go with a set amount in mind, and if you see something you like, go for it!
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If they don't have what you want, don't bother. Time is worth money also. If they have something you have wanted for a while and on sale then youhave a good ticket there.
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