Scouting For Yarn Sales
We all know how this crisis is pinching our purses. The idea of having to scrimp and sacrifice the few things that make me happy like my hobbies doesn’t make me happy… so I’ve been scouting for yarn sales and I’ve found a few.
Lidle .. yes your “stack it high sell it cheap” German supermarket sell wool amongst its enormous array of sausage and boxes of muesli!
Often they bring in “bargain bucket” items ranging from garden tools, pots, pans, cheap clothing to yarns and craft items.
This month they are promoting yarns from £3.99 for 200g including a pattern.. Nina sock cotton blends, Saphira 100% polyester and most appealing, Spring cotton for just £3.99 for 200g.
At these prices its worth planning ahead to save money on your soon to be spring shawls, shrugs or simple table-cloth embellishments.
What are exceptionally good value are the crochet hooks.. a set of three for £1.49 and a whole range of knitting needles too.
So, although I wouldn’t condone setting up a tent outside the night before in these sub zero temperatures, it might be worth popping in to have a look from the 23rd of January onwards… see here for information
Shaws the Drapers ( UK only)
My favourite regular supplier in Cardiff and Caerphilly.
I love these old-fashioned haberdashery shops .. they always remind me of days shopping with my Mum, buying static electricity inducing polyester sheets and big white cotton knickers!
However, they stock quite an extensive range of yarns for your “every day use” and a great cheapo range ( 75p for 100g) The Rebecca Range Pictured above.
These are perfect for afghans which basically are only going to get sat on and abused. They could also be used for your trial “getting to know stitch pattern” projects.. pot holders etc etc. I’ll admit the colour range is limited but as I’ve only been crocheting just under a year now, until I’m confident in what I’m doing, then this is the range I’m going to stick to… perhaps mixing in a few specialist yarns for colour 🙂
And now the Internet… MASONS
My local shop had run out of yarn that I was working with to make Abby’s baby Blanket.. I chose Style Craft yarn as its soft enough for a baby’s skin and 100% acrylic to cope with regular washing.
As photo .. pattern to be published next month
Frantically I scouted the internet for suppliers and came up with this amazing little site that had just about everything you wanted. Great order confirmation, fast delivery and perfectly packed items delivered the following day!
Besides they also offer an afghans maker dream pack :-
Special DK 100g 17 Assorted colours Pack £25.50.. ecstasy!!!
This comes in at just £1.50 per ball… well worth a visit to their site.
You’ll find them at http://www.masonsneedlecraft.co.uk
And so for not wanting to sound like Scrooge and put my case across as being “thrifty” let me show you what real yarn, expensive yarn produces.
James Brett marble chunky wool mc29 .. £5 per ball but well worth it. I love this shawl
Pattern Link below
Pattern link to
Happy scouting for bargain yarn … all my very best H xx
If you guys know of any other offers out there let us know.!