Dollar Tree Treasure

Super excited to find yarn at our local Dollar Tree today. I’ve never seen that before. It was name brand too. They had Red Heart Boutique Sashay, Bernat Boa, Bernat Dippity Dots, Bernat Giggles and Patons Canadiana. I’ve never heard of the Patons but it’s a very soft yarn. I did go to the website on the yarn insert and it immediately directed me to yarnspirations.com which, of course, is Bernats website so I feel very comfortable using this yarn based on Bernats reputation and having previously used lots of Bernat. Either way, who could pass up yarn for $1? Not this girl. I also called my mother-in-law and she couldn’t either. I got her 7 skeins in the Bernat Giggles. Here was the store display.

Here is what I loaded up on

I bought 6 skeins of the Patons. It’s a very pretty lavender-ish color called Med Amethyst. I also bought 3 skeins of the Bernat Giggles. The photo looks like it’s blue but it’s actually another purple called Periwinkle Purple.

So as if my dollar treasure wasn’t enough I talked myself into a potential client. The cashier mentioned she had been wanting to have a blanket made for her daughter with her name on it. I asked if she wanted it crocheted. She said yes. I asked if she wanted it in purple and she did. I said I can make it. She said “if you do then you know where I work.” I don’t think she thought I was serious but I was most definitely serious. My plan is to make a baby blanket in the Periwinkle Purple and bring it in. If she likes it I can quote her a price with the promise of appliquéing some letters for her daughters name. If she doesn’t like it then I’ll have a pretty purple blanket to do with as I please. Win-win in my book. Although her daughter has a very unusual name (Danikkah) I’m playing around with the idea of teaching myself some tapestry crochet in which the name is part of the blanket pattern. I think that looks more professional but if she doesn’t like it I’m stuck with a blanket that won’t be much good for anyone else. I might make a blanket for Turtle or Burger first and show her that and tell her to imagine her daughters name. Has anyone else done tapestry crochet?

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