So you know I am NOT a yarn snob. In fact, I usually can’t even figure out what to do with fancy yarn. I mostly just knit with Caron Simply Soft, because it is soft and it comes in a million colors and doesn’t have dye lots so I don’t have to deal with the anxiety of buying enough at once to complete a project.

But I couldn’t leave all of this fancy yarn at the thrift store.


Most skeins were $1! Even though they were originally marked from $18.50- $36 a piece. I walked away with 12 skeins for $17. Adding up the original tags it is $250 worth of yarn. There are merino wool, alpaca, and silk blends. All off it is sock weight, which I never knit with. So what should I knit? I could make socks I guess, but what else???

I showed my windfall to Adam and he called it the “linguine of yarn” which I guess is his weird way of acknowledging the fanciness. I also saw him sniffing the skein named “botanical.” He is clearly not the yarn expert in the family even next to a non-yarn snob like myself.

City Mama, what did you add to your stash when you were home? I saw you had to ship some yarn home.