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Leiiki 02-05-2013 01:46 PM

Yarn Score!
 
Visited the Manos del Uruguay outlet in Montevideo today and scored this gorgeous pile of seconds yarn (over 18oz) and cute jumbo crochet hook - total cost $13 USD!!!

http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4d5f9bd3.jpg

carriek38 02-05-2013 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Leiiki (Post 16251629)
Visited the Manos del Uruguay outlet in Montevideo today and scored this gorgeous pile of seconds yarn (over 18oz) and cute jumbo crochet hook - total cost $13 USD!!!

Envious! Great score!

MommyLyssa 02-05-2013 02:33 PM

Re: Yarn Score!
 
This makes me curious...we have a consignment fabric shop in the area...and she has TONS of yarn. However, I don't know the difference in yarns...what do I look for? I was thinking about checking them out all the time and just passing on my good finds to mamas on here that would like them for the cost I get them for :) Some of this yarn is darned expensive around here...\

Leiiki 02-05-2013 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by MommyLyssa
This makes me curious...we have a consignment fabric shop in the area...and she has TONS of yarn. However, I don't know the difference in yarns...what do I look for? I was thinking about checking them out all the time and just passing on my good finds to mamas on here that would like them for the cost I get them for :) Some of this yarn is darned expensive around here...\

It's really hard to tell good wool yarn in a consignment setting. There are a lot of acrylic and blend yarns that can seem like wool. Without doing a burn test or seeing a brand/colorway you recognize, I wouldn't risk it.

Manos yarn is a known quantity, so this was just uneven dye lots or overstock skeins on their normal wool bases. I couldn't accidentally get cotton or acrylic (though cotton is fairly easy to identify if you feel it).

Leiiki 03-02-2013 08:47 PM

My final total after a month in Uruguay: $160 for over 90 ounces of gorgeous yarn!

http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0693ea0e.jpg


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