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« on: October 11, 2005 03:30:37 PM »

Okay, so I go to Target the other day to buy Jelly Belly Beans for my husband...and I walk in the little section where everything is a dollar... and there it is...yarn...tiny balls of yarn each for $1. They even had crochet hooks; the bigger is a L and the smaller is a G. They eyelash yarns and the boucle yarn are 90yds. The fuzzy yarn is 65yds. Check it out.

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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2005 04:04:49 PM »

That's one of the zillion reasons I tried to avoid Target. Did you forget to buy the Jelly Beans?
I always  buy half of my groceries, I get distracted very easily in the craft and dollar sections.
You are lucky!!! Very nice shopping.
OHhhh and I have bad news too, a new Target store just opened very close where I live soooooooo I will sacrifice myself going there to see bad things. Cheesy
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2005 04:09:07 PM »

I posted about the $1.00 knitting needles last week, I think, and people poo-poo'd the quality of the finishing on the bamboo.....I hadn't even opened the package yet, tho....So be prepared!!
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2005 04:16:26 PM »

I will admit that the quality of the hooks isn't that great...but come on...they're blue and they were 50 cents each. And the quality of the finish wouldn't be as BIG of a deal w/ crochet since the yarn isn't sliding along the hook as much as it is in knitting.
Since there isn't much to the yarns I will probably just use them as accessories.
I don't go to Target very often because it's sort of out of the way from my house. But my hubby and I were wasting time before we met some friends for dinner so we went to Best Buy, Target, and World Market. Very fun shopping!!!

Yes we did get the Jelly Beans. And I was planning on getting some candy for myself. Instead I got the yarn  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2005 05:19:03 PM »

I tried the bamboo knitting needles, and they were a baaad thing. Then my mom found some they had that were metal of some sort, and those work pretty great. I went and bought 4 things of yarn my first time.  Cheesy Oh well, it was cheap. I need to go back and see what's left.
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2005 05:56:02 PM »

Oh yes, I've seen it and bought it...and I don't even knit!  Probably will use it to wrap packages (I wrap in a crafty way).  There was a recent thread on craftster called "What are you going to do with your $1 Target yarn?"
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2005 11:33:54 AM »

Our Target here had a package of the bamboo crochet hooks... as much as I wanted to get them - they did look a bit painful to me-I like a very smooth finish on the bottom of my hooks since I get blisters easily from crocheting (everyone holds their hook a different way you know and for some reason if there is any kind of whatever on the bottoms of my hook - even a point - it bothers me... I also power crochet and do it for hours and hours when I get on my binges - which will be very very soon... I have a few major projects I want to work up!

I didn't get the yarn though - I am embarrassed by my stash and need to do massive destashing before I get any more of anything - I foresee a lot of afghans in my future!

How is the yarn yardage compared to more expensive stuff at the regular stores?  I hardly ever buy fancy stuff anymore(budget) so I wasnt' sure if their $1 yarn is equal in  yardage to $4-$6 regular yarn?

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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2005 11:44:53 AM »

fiberangel gave a few measurements on yardage, but the main thing is the stuff is pretty thin, especially the fake mohair. I've found that it makes a great additive though! I'm pairing it with different yarns that are pretty but not very soft and it immediately softens them up Smiley I would also like to add that BigLots has yarn for $1.99 this week. I went and checked it out and there was some cute stuff at my store, though you'd probably have to buy two on some of them to get the yardage of one---which kinda defeats the purpose Smiley But there was some stuff I hadn't seen before.

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