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julia2222
« on: January 19, 2005 05:01:39 PM »

hey Bostonians-
I've been to several thrift stores in the area, and found cool stuff, but never what I really want to find: knitting stuff!

so my question: anyone know of a thrift store that seems to have yarn or knitting needles, etc on a regular basis (b/c who knows when I'll get there) I'd love to find some cheap yarn and always need more needles!

Thanks!
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DukesBean
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2005 05:06:50 PM »

i'm not in boston but here there is always sruff like that here. i would be willing to send you the stuff i find if you tell me what you need. just shipping and cost of it. i'm in montana though....59301.  dont know what the shipping might be to get there.
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2005 05:29:08 PM »

I am in the boston area too, but have not had much luck finding knitting stuff in thrift stores.  I have had some luck with knitting "lots" on ebay.  Sometimes people sell a "lot" or group of needles or yarn..like if they are cleaning out their grandma's stash or something.  You can try that, the prices are usually decent too.
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2005 08:22:22 PM »

I see yarn every once in a while at the goodwill in central square, but it's always in a random weird spot, never in the same place twice. The Hadassah thrift shop in Allston occasionally has yarn too.
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julia2222
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2005 11:42:07 AM »

Thanks for the out of town offer, but I'm not really desperate, I enjoy the hunt most of all!

I hit the Central Sq stores again this week- no yarn at Goodwill or Salvation Army... but I did get more yarn on sale from Artists and Craftmans Supply! yay!

I've been to the Hadassa Store once, and didn't find yarn, but I'll have to try it again.  Do you remember where in the store you saw the yarn?  it's a big place!
Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2005 03:10:31 PM »

I'm not sure exactly where I found it, but I think it was in the purse/shoe area. They tend to tuck little things in baskets and you have to dig through them!
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2005 01:48:19 PM »

Wow, you guys must have sharper eyes than I have! I am in the Central Sq thrift stores all the time and I've never seen yarn or knitting stuff (and not because I ain't lookin). I'm jealous.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2005 09:52:39 PM »

Oh, I forgot to post this last time, the Hadassah store usually has knitting needles too, up near the front counter.
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2005 06:19:02 PM »

I found lots of yarn at Urban Renewals in Allston, near Harvard/Brighton Ave. There were bundles of yarn in bags on the wall shelves back near the men's clothing. Some macrame and other crafty stuff too!
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julia2222
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2005 04:56:16 PM »

so did u buy it all?  or is it still there?  hehe- I'll try to get up there one of these days!
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