wool disguised as acrylic

What does this look like to you?

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Doesn’t it look like nasty acrylic yarn? Well, look closely–it’s 100% virgin wool! And it cost $1.99 per skein! I couldn’t pass it up. I found it at the Mill End Store, yet another giant fabric store that Mrs. H and I visited. I asked the woman in the small yarn area what the story was with the yarn. She told me people come and buy shopping cartfuls of it! Apparently it felts pretty nicely. Crazy, huh?
And for your daily moment of candy, here is another selection in the mint-flavored seasonal candies:
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These are little nuggets of goodness! Not too minty but just right! I hope the mint-loving Jessica is paying attention.

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26 Responses to wool disguised as acrylic

  1. Jessica says:

    Oh, cruel temptress. I found the mint Kit Kats, mint Kisses, and special mint truffle Peppermint Patties last night. But Wes gently talked me out of it. He’s right since I keep grumbling about getting my eating back on a healthy track. But still…I really want them.

  2. Missy says:

    I love that juicy lime coloured yarn! ^_^ Such beautiful bright colours, 100% wool, comfy, AND cheap? Sounds like a jackpot to me.

  3. Cindy says:

    Your Portland tour has been fun. I love the labels on the cheap yarn.

  4. stacey says:

    There may be a chance I will be going to Portland sometime soon and I am taking note of all the crafty places you went! Looks like you bought a lot of good stuff!

  5. claudia says:

    It is comforting to you that reading super eggplant will supply me with all my necessary candy knowledge.

  6. hillary says:

    that yarn looks wonderful! I love LOVE the packaging. I’ll have to send you a photo of what I found today… candy themed ribbon! and speaking of candy, had a sample of the mint kit kat at the target yesterday. YUMMY!

  7. mindy says:

    Oh, my god. How do you find this stuff? Love those yarn labels – I wonder if there’s anyplace that sells them online?

  8. elizabeth says:

    you are having too much fun! Are you sure that you’re there to take care of dear old dad? 😉
    Love the candy updates. Minty = Yum! I’d love to try them all but hate to end up eating a whole bag. Why don’t you start a candy subscription service where you deliver us a couple pieces at a time?

  9. susan says:

    That yarn is so great! If only you could buy stuff like that on the web. Just another reason I need to visit Portland at some point…

  10. froggy says:

    wow, what a steal at 1.99 and great colors!

  11. Amy says:

    Mill End Store! Oh, how I miss Mill End Store! Glad you got to go there and indulllllge!

  12. Ann says:

    Mariko, I want your metabolism.

  13. Eilene says:

    Your telling me that looks like acrylic. What a great deal you got!!!

  14. J Strizzy says:

    Cookies ‘n’ mint nuggets may just be my very favorite candy ever (ok, one of them), and I stopped being able to find them a few years ago. I thought they stopped making them! Oh, how cruel that they’re only seasonal! I’ll just have to stock up.

  15. Meg says:

    Wow! Funky cute wool! Any ideas what you’ll make with it?

  16. Kay says:

    This year, I won’t miss the special minty editions. Isn’t it funny how we like those old-timey labels? Manufacturers take note. xoxo Kay

  17. Amy in AZ says:

    I absolutely love that Maypole skein– it reminds me of strawberry and lime flavored Now-and-Later candy! It’s just a tad tart– absolutely fab– I am envious of your bargain yarn find! ;-P
    Hope you having a relaxing time in Portland!

  18. Mari says:

    Hey, are those home-made marshmallows next to your “Eating” category over on the right of the screen?

  19. Alysia says:

    UM… YEAH! that’s some cool yarn. And bonus that it has the vintage-y label , huh? Where to the rest of us get some, eh? :p

  20. Becky says:

    1.99 for skeins of wool with cool labels on ’em? Man, I SO would have been one of the customers hauling out cartfuls of that yarn. I love me a bargain!

  21. Silvia says:

    And for the “BEST Shopper of the Week” award…drumroll…Mariko of Super E fame! Love the Maypole one especially.

  22. Kristi says:

    Where are you finding these great seasonal mint candies?? I haven’t seen any of these around and I’m a huge sucker for mint!

  23. Alexandra says:

    Beaverton store? I only paid $1.49 for my lime green wool in Milwaukie.:-D

  24. alison says:

    Fabulous wool find! I love that Swirl label.

  25. Deb says:

    Oooh I’m glad to know about that wool! I live about a mile from Milwaukie store (in Sellwood). Do you ever meet Mellisa at Mabel’s? I’m going to try to make it next Sunday.

  26. MakeMe says:

    oh my! wool for less than… 2 bucks? Oh – that HAS to exist elsewhere in the world, right?

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