Today I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. My walk home from the gym takes me along a road which is one of the richest in the area. I noticed that one family seemed to be having a table sale in their front garden. I've seen that in other areas but never in this particular street. I had very little money on me but curiosity overcame me and I crossed the road to take a closer look.
Most of the items seemed to be books, cups, and cushions. But my eagle eyes spotted a bag of yarn under the table. I had to wait patiently for a couple of people to move before I could dive in. I thought I could maybe afford one ball of wool. "How much is the wool?" I asked and the magic reply came "Take it. Everything is free." It turns out that the family is moving and just wants to clear out a few things. I thanked them effusively. Other people were trying to give them money, but they thought that was really funny.
So I am now the happy owner of lots of yarn. Most of it is dk acrylic which is perfect for some of my charity knitting. There was also a patchwork knitting bag and a size 4.00mm crochet hook which will be very useful as I amazingly didn't already have that size.
The yarn was very clean. I put it out in the sunny garden for an airing, but it didn't really need it. I've just spent a happy hour sorting it into various weights and colours and I can already see a baby blanket and other baby items waiting to be knitted/crocheted. How lucky am I..........