My pets are adorable and super supportive :)! I love this picture because it totally shows their personalities. The doggie needs to know that I love him, and the cat is too cool for school.
I should do this (inventorying) as I buy yarn. Sometimes I didn’t keep labels (if they didn’t have a pattern). So, I’m missing some information.
I also need to organize those labels with patterns somehow…a ziplock bag, a shallow storage container, a binder….ideas, ideas.
100% acrylic yarn can be range from super soft (Caron Simply Soft) or super scratchy (Red Heart Super Saver). I’m a feeler, so I love the soft feels. I just got some Daffodil Super Saver with Love that is really soft.
Sometimes I paid too much for yarn. Example: I bought 3 oz of a Red Heart Classic for $9.02 ($3/oz). It’s now on sale for $6.75 ($2/oz). Both prices seem expensive to me.
Sometimes I got a really good deal. I bought 6 oz of a Caron Simply Soft for $2.70 on Amazon ($0.42/oz). It retails regularly at $4.49 at JoAnn’s ($0.75/oz).
Most of my yarn was made in either the USA or Turkey. That might be because of the brands I bought.
I bought homespun yarn from Amazon that I could have bought cheaper directly from the seller, Bloomingdale Farm. Note to self: research regional farms, support local businesses and farms.
Some yarn skeins that weigh 3 oz have only 145 yards and others that weigh 3 oz have 250 yards. So, I need to pay attention to yardage for certain projects.
My top three brands that I’ve purchased are Red Hearts, Lion Brand, and I Love This Yarn. Are they the best? I don’t know. I feel like I get loyal to brands and then forget to take risks.
I have ONLY purchased from Hobby Lobby or Amazon so far. I’ve been putting yarn in my cart at Numei.com, just haven’t pulled the trigger.
I have 49 full or mostly full skeins! And a couple more on the way! Wow! That might not seem like much to you veterans, but I’ve only been doing this for 5 months. P.S. It only took me a couple hours to inventory all that yarn in that huge spreadsheet I made. I haven’t put it in Ravelry yet, but that’s not that bad.
BONUS FOR EVERYONE: JoAnn’s seems to be having a yarn sale! I was researching a color for a skein with a missing label, and I found this! 25% off Lion Brand yarn. Also, I saw Bernat, Sugar ‘N Cream, Caron, and more on sale. So…I might stop by JoAnn’s tomorrow. It is right by my real estate office, and I need to drop off a check :).