Went to the thrift store yesterday, as my youngest needed black jeans for a school music performance. After I found them, I naturally had to see what else was new/old.
I was thrilled to find several bags of premium yarn. Super soft merino, a hand dyed wool skein (that I'll be over-dying) and, 2 bags with Noro yarn. I love Noro, especially Silk Garden, but can't really afford $14 for a small skein. With the blend of silk, wool and mohair, it has a distinctive look. I usually just pet it (knitters, you know what I mean), sigh and walk away.
When I spotted Noro at the thrift store, my heart fluttered a bit. The price was much better - $1.40 for all of that yarn - would have been $2.80, but it was half price day. All told, I spent $4 on yarn. The black jeans cost more than that.
Luckily, I didn't have to knock anyone over to get to the bags. Not that I'd do that. :) Although, this was a mission of mercy. Clearly, some anonymous smart knitter in the world either gave up the craft, or went to that big yarn shop in the sky, and someone needed to love these treasures. I am just that woman.
I'm thinking I'll make one of the lovely Noro scarves that I see on Ravelry all the time. Any other ideas?