I bought two bundles of yarn for my stash this week:
1) From a seller on Craig's List I bought about 30 skeins of Red Heart yarn. Assorted colors. All of it is the usual acyrlic or acrylic/nylon blend. Not a bad deal. I don't usually use this kind of
crap stuff (I'm a wool or cotton man) but it can't hurt to have it around for the next Knit a River project or something.
2) Yarn.com is having an incredible sale. I'm really digging Araucania Nature Wool. It was a recommended substitute for my all time favorite, Rowan Magpie (which was sadly discontinued last year.) Nature Wool is a 100% wool yarn from Chile. It is kettle-dyed by a women's cooperative. There are subtle (and some not so subtle) changes in the color throughout the hank. Very cool. I haven't had a chance to felt any yet but I've heard it's fantastic felted (oh boy, more clogs!)
Anyway, they're selling it for $4.69 a hank (242 yards/100 grams.) I bought 3 hanks in about 8 different colors. They're also selling Noro Kureyon overstock for $5.79 a skein. Limited colors but some of them are not too bad.
I also purchase a bit of something called Casablanca. It looks a bit like gummy yarn (as opposed to gummy bears/worms.) They have a rainbow colored ombre for $2.50 per 110 yard ball. Gotta be ready for Pride next year you know!
They also give a 20 percent discount on full-priced yarn if you buy $60.00 worth and 25 percent on a $125.00 purchase. (BTW - they carry Cascade 220 at $7.00 a skein and it is eligible for the discount - $5.60 for a skein of Cascade 220 - not too bad!)
Needless to say, I'm out of control. My "office" downstairs has morphed from a recording studio to a yarn stash. But all is not lost - the yarn has improved the acoustics!