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Oct 19, 2016 13:28:54   #
kelsogal
 
Hello from SW Washington (not DC). This looks like a very nice community of knitters and crocheters. It is wonderful to see members from around the world.

I was taught to knit at around 10 years old and renewed my interest about 4 years ago. Now that I have retired, I knit stocking hats for a local non profit, so any suggestions in acquiring inexpensive yarn is welcome. Also, any Minnesota Vikings patterns would be most appreciated, my husband is a die-hard fan. :o)

Best regards to all of you.
 
Oct 19, 2016 13:35:26   #
ScifiLynn
 
kelsogal wrote:
Hello from SW Washington (not DC). This looks like a very nice community of knitters and crocheters. It is wonderful to see members from around the world.

I was taught to knit at around 10 years old and renewed my interest about 4 years ago. Now that I have retired, I knit stocking hats for a local non profit, so any suggestions in acquiring inexpensive yarn is welcome. Also, any Minnesota Vikings patterns would be most appreciated, my husband is a die-hard fan. :o)

Best regards to all of you.
Hello from SW Washington (not DC). This looks lik... (show quote)


I network letting people know I knit. Many offer me yarn leftover. I have a closet half full from these donations. Many yarn donations are great for the projects you mention. Just keep telling people.
Oct 19, 2016 13:37:49   #
fred1
 
Welcome to KP. 😀👍
Oct 19, 2016 13:40:14   #
Gaildh
 
In New England I have had really good luck with thrift stores, Goodwill and in season tag sales. You can also get some great deals on this site!
Oct 19, 2016 13:47:14   #
BonnieP (a regular here)
 
Welcome from Ontario, Canada.
Oct 19, 2016 14:02:51   #
Neeterbug (a regular here)
 
Welcome from sunny and beautiful Arizona.
 
Oct 19, 2016 14:10:31   #
Magna84 (a regular here)
 
Hello and Welcome to Paradise from Ontario, Canada
Oct 19, 2016 14:29:33   #
Gale from Oregon
 
Hello and welcome from Grants Pass, Oregon ! My kids live in Des Monies, Wa so we make our trips north ! LOVE getting to go to LYS in your area - we only have a couple to pick from 😊
Oct 19, 2016 14:33:26   #
DeePickens
 
I have not bought yarn for many years. Find it at yard sales and people give it to my. One time I got seventy skeins from a yard sale when they found out I made hats for young cancer patients and I shared that with .several friends. Amazing what you will find out there without spending much money.
Oct 19, 2016 14:55:14   #
MissNettie (a regular here)
 
Welcome to KP. Check the Goodwill stores and Salvation Army stores every chance you get. I have never found yarn at them, but lots of people have. We have a dollar store that is not affiliated with any others that has had yarn at great bargains. Oh! I just remembered another source -- eBay. The last time I looked, they had large batches of yarn very cheap. MN
Oct 19, 2016 14:58:57   #
margie1992
 
Welcome. I have noticed a "small" trend of craft resell shops. Maybe there is one in your area. Also check out thrift shops, yard sales and Craig's list. Some people also "unravel" knitted items and re-cycle the yarn. I believe all of these sources have been discussed on this list. If not, just google the topic. I also make use of coupons at places like Joann's and Michael's. They also have clearance areas. Since you say your are retired, look around for some groups of retired folks. Around here in Colorado, recreations centers, senior centers, churches and libraries have groups, including many that do crafts. People often donate yarn and other craft supplies to these groups as most of the groups craft for charity. And, as kelsogal said, let people know what you are doing. They will give you yarn. I knit a lot of lapghans for Veterans. I have a friend who loves to go to garage sales. About once a month, she finds a "screaming" deal on yarn and gives it to me. I have a plastic tub for her finds and am always able to pull together enough yarn for my next lapghan. Along as the yarn is washable, the same weight, you can really mix and match for lovely lapghans.
 
Oct 19, 2016 15:13:51   #
Nana of 6
 
Welcome from chilly Saskatchewan.
Oct 19, 2016 16:02:18   #
kdpa07734 (a regular here)
 
Welcome
Oct 19, 2016 16:41:43   #
Evie RM (a regular here)
 
You live in the state of Washington and he is a Vikings fan. Boooooo. I support our Sea Hawks. Go Hawks.
Oct 19, 2016 17:16:22   #
Jimmy'swife (a regular here)
 
Welcome to KP
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