Dollar Stores sell yarns

@IcyCucky (361)
United States
July 26, 2007 3:16pm CST
For all those yarn lovers out there, myself included, the Dollar Stores have yarns there, right now. They are the Fun Fur that sold for about 2-3 dollars a piece at Craft Srores. Run out there and grab some. They have different colors, different types too. Since I live on a shoe string, I was happy to get the fun fur for a buck. I'll start making hats, scarves, and mittens soon for the winter. I need new patterns for a spring hat...
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@peavey (13773)
• United States
30 Jul 07
Wow, thanks for the heads-up. I'll check the Dollar Stores here, I'm always on the lookout for a good deal on yarn. AND it's time to start thinking about making things for Christmas.
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@IcyCucky (361)
• United States
31 Jul 07
You're very welcome. They also have fun fur with big confetti types in them. They are going fast. I came back 2 days later, and there were not many left. What do you usually make?
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@peavey (13773)
• United States
31 Jul 07
Just about anything. I've made sweaters, hooded sweaters, wool socks, house slippers, hat and mitten sets, a shawl for my mom, afghans and on and on. I have a daughter in law who likes things that are kind of funky, so I might make her something from yarn like that.
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@cher913 (25902)
• Canada
26 Jul 07
yup, ours have had wool for a while (maybe its because we live in canada and well, wool sells better up here??!!) anyways, last winter i made scarves for christmas!! and why not?
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@IcyCucky (361)
• United States
27 Jul 07
I haven't seen them here in Michigan. My teenage daughter loves the wear different color, style of yarns all the time. I occasionally sell these to her friends too, for cheap because the yarn I picked up at the Dollar Stores were cheap, and also they are students. It's nice to see the younger generation appreciates hand made items too.
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@quatelmon (957)
• United States
26 Jul 07
I've noticed that, too. The ones near me (I live in NYC) sell regular acrylic yarn, as well. It's great to get fun fur for cheap, because it's soooo expensive in the stores. I stock up on it whenever I see it cheap. It sure beats buying it online and waiting for it to get here!!!
@IcyCucky (361)
• United States
27 Jul 07
Yes, I like to stock up on them too. I have no storage, so they are sitting in bags. I like to make hats, scarves, small items because I don't like to wait to see the finished products. It is something I do when I absolutely have to sit in front of the TV for some reasons. Happy knitting or crocheting.
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• United States
27 Jul 07
I knit AND crochet. :) I didn't have storage untill recently. I was living with my boyfriend, and he'd be PISSED about my yarn stash because it was just in boxes. We broke up after 5 years (not because of the yarn!!!) and I now have a three bedroom apartment to myself!!! I finally have my own craft room!!!
• United States
21 Jul 12
I haven't seen fun fur there in some time. Though I think just like the occasional basic yarn they have the skins are smaller so you get what you pay for. Plus sometimes you can find a good deal on them second hand.
• United States
12 Oct 11
the dollar stores where i live sell yarn also and so does big lots but i have noticed that alot of their yarn is not in good shape and most of it is frayed and unraveled and they are all small rolls of the yarn they are definitely cheap but it is just not good yarn and i would rather pay a little bit extra for good quality yarn rather than buying cheap stringy weak yarn i mean i do not have money to be throwing around and i often live paycheck to paycheck and barely scrape by but i would still rather save up for good yarn than to get bad yarn
@cutepenguin (6460)
• Canada
2 Aug 07
I use the funfur yarn as edging for different things, like hats. I know what you mean about a shoestring. If I'm very careful, I can usually make presents for less than it would cost to buy presents.