What a Yarn Mess!By Veronica Smith – 20 Comments
I was at out local Lincraft store (sells fabric, curtains, notions, yarns, etc.) to purchase some piping cord. Simple, one would think. I walked swiftly past the plethora of yarns that were on sale, I really wanted to stop but I was such a good girl. I picked up my box of piping cord and headed to the counter for my 3m (10 feet) to be cut off. Behind the counter there was one staff member with a HUGE tangle of yarn. Seems that when people rummage through the tables of clearance yarns they unwind some and the balls, get into a tangled mess, and the problem escalates from there.
Anyway, I had to ask what they were going to do with the glorious bundle (didn’t say the word glorious to them). The girl said they had to throw it away. Aarrrggghhhhhh! She then said something wonderful…
“Do you have any children or schools you could give this to? Do you think they can use it?”
Well I couldn’t say ‘yes’ fast enough. I wasn’t brave enough to say that I would be using it myself. She happily put this very large mass of mess into a plastic carry bag. The bag laying flat is 55 cm x 70 cm (21.7 x 27.6 inches) and it was stuffed solid and bulging out of the top. All for FREE! I like free…
Well I quickly made my way home with my bag of treasure and tipped it on the floor on in front of the TV that hubby was watching. He was lost for words. He could not understand my excitement about something that he would have immediately put in the garbage.
I started the long and tedious process of extracting whatever I could from the mess. Dear husband was indicating, politely, that I could probably use my time more efficiently. I then pointed out he was watching TV, end of conversation. I do have to cut some of the yarn as it is embedded in “the blob” beyond resurrection so I have smaller balls, however I have managed to get a heap of yarn out of it and some of it in substantial size pieces.
I am still going and I will have many small bits, however I will then employ the good old “magic ball”.
…proof that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.