It's official

Jeff1201PA's picture

OK, I admit it.  I've caught knitting fever.  Yesterday I stopped by Michael's for some more yarn for my Mother's Day project, which is nearing completion.  While I was there, I saw that they had some really cute and soft novelty yarn (Wild! by Moda Dea) for $1 per ball.  I've been wanting to try knitting with novelty yarns for awhile, so I picked up a ball, thinking I'd whip out a few cat toys to give this yarn a try.

When I got home, I noticed that Michael's regular selling price for this yarn is $8.99 per ball. Well, this was more than the cheapskate Pennsylvania Dutch in me could handle so I had to go back today to clean them out.  While I was at it, I picked up a few balls of Moda Dea's Ticker Tape as well since it was also on clearance $8.99 down to $1.

All together, I have 5 balls of Wild and 3 of Ticker Tape.  Now I just need to figure out what to make with it.  Any suggestions?

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Aaronknits's picture

Many of the novelty yarns,

Many of the novelty yarns, including the fun fur, can be very difficult to work with and many people  don't like to use it.  Many of them seem to "out of style" now too, which is probably why so much of it is on sale in yarn shops, and now popping up in dollar stores. I use a lot of different kinds of novelty yarns (mostly fun fur) when making my dog collars.  They're pretty much a novelty item and, well, that's exactly what those yarns are made for!  I can honestly say though, I've never bought more than one ball of any color.  One of our local dollar stores has a veritable shitload of Paton's Voo Doo in blue and in tan, and a brown Bernat novelty yarn too.  I threw out the label for that and I keep wanting to call it pop corn but I know that wasn't it. (edit: it's Ping-Pong) I picked up one of each for some more collar work but I think I like the way the Voo Doo might look as a rug so I actually may go get a lot more of it.

RainCityRick's picture

I'm getting ready to start a

I'm getting ready to start a 12-step group called Yarn Buyers Anonymous.

Step One - We admitted we were powerless over yarn sales - that our stash had become unmanageable.

Step Two - Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could mark-down yarn by at least 50 percent

Step Three - Made a decision to turn our will and our bank accounts (and credit cards) over to the care of our spouse/partner/significant other.

Step Four - Made a searching and fearless inventory of our yarn stash.

I'm still stuck on Step Three!

norfolk n good's picture

Apart from agreeing with

Apart from agreeing with chris on both counts I have to say that Ive wanted to try these kinds of yarns out to but again stuck to what to knit. A friend at work has been making a scarf with a yarn similar to the wild. She is just knitting a plain garter stitch scarf and assures me she will never use it again. She just couldnt get on with it. Would be nice to see what you decide though. You will have to post a pic of the finished peice.

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Aside from you being

Aside from you being handsome..... I'm happy about your balls

Chris

Parrot's picture

Wow . .did you luck out or

Wow . .did you luck out or what!?!  I am not familiar with that particular yarn, but there must be something to it if the regular price is $9 at Michaels.  Keep us posted on your projects.

Jeff1201PA's picture

No kiddin'!  Perhaps it's

No kiddin'!  Perhaps it's hard to work with, as norfolk n good suggests.  Time will tell, as will I!

 the proof is in the pricetag

Now... off to the 'everything's a dollar' store for that fun fur I saw...

Longtime faggot, first time knitter.