Every year I am privileged to make hats for those who need them. I gather yarn from thrift stores, yard sales or donations from friends and family. Many of Don's co-workers have donated yarn for this project.
Some of hats get a pretty flower
Some get pom-poms
And some are plain - and some have fancy stripes
I woke up early on Friday morning - was browsing through FaceBook and up popped an ad for "for sale Whatcom County" - the first photo was of yarn, and it had been posted just two hours earlier - someone else was up really early on Friday.
I contacted the seller and we made arrangements to pick up the yarn - she said there were 23 skeins, and she was asking $25.00 - what a bargain.
Sorting the yarn - some has a price tag of $1.17 - and some has price tags from Sprouse-Reitz - I don't even know if that store is still in business anymore.
Stacking the yarn in a huge laundry basket - there are going to be lots of fun variegated hats!
Good colors - the group that distributes the hats asks for some darker color hats.
And yet another
It goes on and on - the huge trash bag of yarn seems to be bottomless
The basket is full to overflowing - there were 48 skeins of yarn - barely over 52 cents a skein. And there should be around 75 hats from this stash of yarn. It will keep my fingers busy this coming year.