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It's all about the yarn or is it the dog(s)?
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July 2007

Date: 2007-07-01 14:33
Subject: S-E-X
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I just heard this one the other day, stash enhancement expedition. I inadvertently had me some today. DH and I went to pick up ds who had slept over at a friend's house. I saw in the distance, bins in a driveway! Remember this? So we had to go look. ALL the yarn was $1 this time around. So I quickly grabbed up 20 skeins that I know will be put to good use. Then, I had to go back! I mean, wouldn't you? And dh, he said, at $1, he thought it was a great deal.

not more yarn? I don't see more yarn?

i see saucy market bags, fixation socks, at least two cotton fleece sweaters, not sure about the plymouth cairo, maybe a couple of bags or kid hats?

it's all wool, and except for the burgundy boucle, it's all superwash

Nature wool burgundy boucle from Cleckheaton, an adult sweater? Bright blue Knitaly, a kid's sweater? Bulky navy from lane cervinia called either tollegno or carezza with 180 m, scarf and hat for a conservative nephew at college in a cold place. Phildar superwash lenox 083, the navy may match what I got last time, so definitely enough for ds sweater, or...another kid sweater! I couldn't find prices quickly for the boucle, 083, or cairo, but if they are $5, $5, and $4, then all told, this haul is worth about $330! (not that I'd spend full price on most of this stuff...but how can a person pass it by???)

these were freebies, 35 mm and 50 mm

I balled up the yarn the mouse nibbled on. It was not bad!

One of those strands held the skein, so only lost a few inches. I used those inches in a project (more in a sec), and in mouse traps. A friend told me the very best mouse trap bait she knew of was yarn rubbed in bacon grease. Hasn't caught any yet though.

This is a project still in its development phase. I was inspired by the cashmere cat ball toys I saw at the fiber frolic. I have been collecting this,

mostly zuzu, but a bit of gracie

A prototype out for testing, dog fur dipped in catnip tea, with catnip inside, rolled up until it felted,

they look pretty disgusting! they are at the girls' brother Sid's house, a cat lives there too

nervous...makin' me nervous...

I had intended to post about all the digging and planting I did yesterday. It'll have to wait because there are already a lot of pictures here, but, I found a cow!

toy, we live in an old house

hangin' out with the irish setter we found a couple of years ago, and the last of the peonies

Happy Canada Day!
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User: tattva1
Date: 2007-07-02 02:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Wow, that's quite a destash someone had. Good deals for you!

I'm highly intrigued by the dog fur cat toys. We have ample supply of cat hair around here, and I wonder if any of it could be put to good use.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-07-02 15:10 (UTC)
Subject: 5elementknitr
Side comment on 5elementknitr's hair style. With 2 kids, hubby, work, she can barely "get down" let alone "get-it-up" LOL Love your comments

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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-07-02 15:28 (UTC)
Subject: Lucky!
I wanna play!

How can I get some $1 yarn??? I'm looking for 4 skeins of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. Sage or dark teal green, maybe blue, brown, black or red. I'll send you the money (for shipping, too!) Does she do this every week? Every month? email me and I'll give you my phone #!

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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-07-02 15:35 (UTC)
Subject: email me!
I just left a huge comment but it got eaten or something, email me, please!

Ruth AT 5elementknitr DOT com
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-07-02 18:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What a great deal - I can't believe it was only a dollar a ball, wow!

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User: ext_43152
Date: 2007-07-02 21:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Wow what a great find! I'm kind of jealous! The little cow toy made me think of the movie Amelie.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-07-08 15:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm way behind on my blog reading, but thanks for the "Happy Canada Day", and Happy Belated 4th of July! I'm am sooooooo jealous of your yarn haul! Woah!

Jennifer/Loopy Knitter
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User: kmkat
Date: 2007-07-19 22:00 (UTC)
Subject: Wow!
Great haul. You must have neighbors with better taste than mine -- all I ever find at garage sales is crapylic in 70s colors.
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