Can anyone say JACK-POT!!!

rjcb3's picture

I really LOVE Freecycle!

I answered a post on our local Freecycle (Portland, Maine) where a woman was clearing out her house for putting said house up for sale.

Her mother-in-law was an impulsive crafter-buyer and ended up just packing and storing yarn and yarn and yarn and yarn and yarn and yarn and yarn and...well...

ELEVEN STORAGE BOXES PACKED TO THE BULGE!!! with acrylic and polyester and WOOL!!!

Solids and variegateds and...words just cannot describe my treasure.

There was so much weight that my roommate's 1991 Cadillac with the human sized trunk and back seat -- the car started going through the auto-leveler and you could sit in the front seat and WATCH the car leveling out -- from all the weight of the yarn.

Ahhhhh...heaven.

)O(
Robert

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Good for you! What a score!

Good for you! What a score!

BuduR's picture

Pics Please! Lucky

Pics Please!
Lucky ducky!
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PaganCub's picture

two words: UH, PICTURES!??!

two words: UH, PICTURES!??!

QueerJoe's picture

Did they already get rid of

Did they already get rid of the person's knitting books and patterns?

When I die, I want some knitter to get all my stuff so they can value it as much as you do.

rjcb3's picture

They did, actually... Some

They did, actually...

Some pattern books dating all the way back to the 30s!!!

...and a couple of hand-written patterns and a few old newspaper cutouts with patterns (when they used to publish things like that)

...and a copy of "The Workbasket" from 1957!!!

Aaronknits's picture

Nice score!!! I keep an eye

Nice score!!! I keep an eye on my local Freecycle group and occasionally manage to score something that I can put to good use. I mostly post offerings though.

kylewilliam's picture

eek. make sure there's not

eek. make sure there's not a body hiding in all that yarn! congrats on the serious stash aquisition!

Kyle

www.kyleknits.blogspot.com