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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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2005 05:39:54 PM »

I actually didn't buy any, I have way too much yarn at home already! There were probably about 5 bags there though, so hopefully there will be something for you!
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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2006 06:09:24 PM »

I have a national directory of charity thrift shops that I hope you'll find useful.

http://www.TheThriftShopper.Com
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« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2006 11:02:59 PM »

Hello,

Thrift shopper your site rocks, I'm on vacation in new england and printed a bunch of stuff from your site on local stores and found it oh so useful. The listings so far have been very accurate and helped me to find places I would never have found otherwise. Thanks for such a great helpful site.

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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2006 08:37:15 PM »

If you're willing to make the trek out to Brockton, the Charity Guild on Main Street has a basket of yarn, as well as some assorted pattern booklets.

And if you're there on a Saturday and see a black-haired young woman working, say hi to me.  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2006 03:41:04 PM »

There's a classic Massachusetts store called Building 19 that my mom used to shop at when she lived here as a kid/teen.  You can google-search the name to find their website, and they actually have several stores around the Boston area, with names like Building 19 1/2, and Building 19 7/8.  They have random overstock goods, with everything from shoes to furniture to pet supplies to... yarn!  There's usually a random assortment of yarn at a decent discount.  I can never resist buying some whenever I'm there.  Tongue
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« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2006 12:19:05 PM »

There's a classic Massachusetts store called Building 19 that my mom used to shop at when she lived here as a kid/teen.  You can google-search the name to find their website, and they actually have several stores around the Boston area, with names like Building 19 1/2, and Building 19 7/8.  They have random overstock goods, with everything from shoes to furniture to pet supplies to... yarn!  There's usually a random assortment of yarn at a decent discount.  I can never resist buying some whenever I'm there.  Tongue

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