Friday, October 7, 2011

Christmas in October!

Happy Friday!  This wonderful day finds me doing ok, I hope it finds you doing much better!

Yesterday was like Christmas for me.

Last weekend I met a woman who’s elderly aunt had passed 3 years ago and her aunt was a very crafty lady.  She had a craft room larger than most of our living rooms. She did everything from sewing to looming to crocheting, to knitting. You name it, she did it. And when she passed, Sam (the lady I met) and her siblings had to clean out her aunt’s house. Sam boxed up all of the leftover yarn and thread and it’s been sitting ever since.

When I told Sam that I am an avid crocheter, that it consumes my life, she told me about having all of this yarn and thread left from her aunt passing. She asked me did I want it. Of course you know what my answer was. :o) I asked her what she wanted for it, she said nothing. So I offered to pay shipping on it because it was in Michigan.  So I gave her a check and she had her brother send it via UPS. Yesterday I received it at work. It was all I could do to not tear into those boxes before I could get them home.

The majority of the yarn was wool and was made for rugs or tapestry. There are some yarns that I will be able to make a blanket I think, those that are piled in colors. I had to separate them in type and color. Those are the Parisian yarns below. The rest left over sitting on the loveseat are mostly dark colors. But my best present of all was this box below, filled with threads! Christmas!!! I couldn’t believe it.


The yarn brand names I have never heard of. Bucilla is the name of the OD Green (Avocado), Orange, Brown, & Blue Below.  The yarn in the bag on the right behind the maroon yarn is German yarn.


  See this thread in the pics below? The thread is knobby – for lack of a better word.  I have never seen thread like this. Yarn I have but not thread. I think the name for the yarn like this is Boucle?  Well I tried to crochet with it last night as you can see by the little swatches in the first pic. It’s not easy. So I picked up a blue thread about two feet long I had laying on my table and combined it with this thread and it was much easier to crochet with and the stitches were better defined.  I think there are at least 8 balls of this thread in that box. I think it will work well as hair for dolls but other than that I don’t have a clue what I am going to do with it.

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And lastly on the glorious Friday – here is Leo laying in mom’s chair while she sorts out her Christmas packages.  He could care less about thread and yarn….only thing he cares about is being in mom’s chair where he’s not supposed to be. 


Have a wonderful weekend! I’m not sure exactly what’s going on in my world but one thing that’s a given is crochet. Cya soon!



  1. Wow! How exciting! What a great bunch of fun for you!!!

  2. Score! Way to go. That's really neat.

  3. Yay...any day that you get yarn and thread is an awesome day! :)

    Hope you have a blast this weekend making all kinds of neat things with your new stash. :)

    Blessings always

  4. Oh, if the bumpy thread, I like that better than Boucle, is cotton, it would work GREAT for dishcloths . . the bumps would increase the scrubbing power.

  5. What a haul! Lucky you. I can't wait to see all the fun stuff you make with this yarn. See what give and you recieve! I hope you are feeling better. BTW in that last post, that triangle blankey would be a pretty shawl, and the keychains are too cute.

    Cindy Bee

  6. Oh, the colours! The excitement! The potential! Lucky you - I'm so glad for you!


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