Hooked on Needles

Thursday, June 19, 2008

New yarn just arrived! What a bargain from Herrschner's!

One of my nieces is getting married this fall and I love to give newly married couples a handmade afghan as a wedding gift. I usually use regular old Red Heart worsted weight yarn, purchased from my local Walmart or Michael's store because I like Red Heart. It is reliable, resilient, easy to work with, and most importantly it is machine wash and dry! It holds its shape well, doesn't pill and lasts a really long time. It is also affordable and fairly easy to find.

However, sometimes I come upon a bargain that I just can't pass up. The other day I was browsing around Herrschner's yarn pages and I found a Red Heart variety that I have never tried -- Red Heart Easy Tweed...

...which is a textured yarn that has the look of tweed. It's mostly acrylic, machine wash and dry, uses a size K crochet hook, which is fairly large, and is usually priced at $4.49 for a 3.5 ounce skein. That is way out of my price range, even for a wedding gift! Well, it was on sale for 97 cents a skein! Can you believe that? Less than $1.00 a skein! And they had 10 colors to choose from!

Well, I got on the phone and called my sister. I told her to have her daughter check out the site, look at all the colors and let me know which one she liked best. I had found the yarn I was going to use for her afghan! Yippee!

I ordered 35 skeins of the Pistachio color and just yesterday look what that nice man in the brown uniform left on my doorstep...

Doesn't it just make your heart skip a beat when you open a box and see all that Potential?

Since I already have a full size afghan in the works, which I will share with you shortly, this one will have to wait in line. But I will certainly let you know when I begin. It's just nice to know I have all the yarn I will need right at my fingertips, and for such a bargain! I'm happy.

Click here to return to HookedOnNeedles.com

Labels: , , ,


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home



Newer Posts Home Older Posts
Copyright ©2010 HookedOnNeedles.com. All rights reserved.