Here's a lovely big ball of thick-and thin cream coloured yarn from a bulky scarf - I'll probably give this one a dye job and turn it into something more colourful!
These are 5 balls of yarn from a lovely 100% wool thick-and-thin scarf. I adore these colours and I think I might re-use them in a shrug for myself, along with some solid red and grey.
This is the content of 7 scarves, unraveled. The scarves cost me about $12. The novelty "furry" yarns are usually $6-8 per skein, and I've got 5 skeins here. The thick-and-thin wools are more than that if you buy them from the yarn store. And the alpaca blend would be more yet again. In all, a great haul!
Not everybody likes fun fur, but I love it for accents on scarves and hats, not to mention "wings" on my bird hats. I loved the variegated blue, turquoise and mauve in these skeins.
This was a prize - an alpaca and wool blend. Scrumptious!
Another batch of scarves that I purchased today, waiting to be unravelled! There's more fun fur, some mohair, and some wool.
This is a lovely deep cranberry - I think it's an acrylic, but that's OK - it's easy wash and a super colour!
This scarf is actually woven, not knitted. I'm sure it's 100% wool by feel...
...and it was woven by Branigan Weavers (so says the front of the label) in Drogheda, Ireland. I thought that was a lovely bit of finery from across the pond! And such a rich colour once again! I might felt it for re-use, or I might just keep it as a scarf.
Of course, one can also find good sweaters for felting, which I remake into mittens for selling in my Etsy shop, or for unravelling for the yarns! This one is for the yarn! That's my colour!
This is a 100% cashmere vest from Garnet Hill - perfect for an extra layer of warmth on cold days like today! Their cashmere sweaters retail for $150 to $200 Canadian, so I think this was a good deal for $3.50, don't you?!
Sometimes, there are other good finds besides the wool and yarn. Today, for instance, I scored 100% silk pajamas with dragons on them, with the original paper label still attached - clearly never worn. Really nicely made, with "frog" style buttons on the front and a Mandarin collar. I couldn't resist for $4.00.
I mean, if you're going to lounge around in your PJ's, you ought to do it in style, right? So what do you think - do they suit me? They're certainly comfortable and I love the colour, so as far as I'm concerned, it was a day of deals!