The Price of Yarn
I have been asked by some friends to make them some items and they will pay me for them. Currently I am working on a sweater for my niece for her birthday Friday that I should be done with by Thursday. The yarn I mainly use for my projects is Caron Simply Soft. I remember many years ago when I first began using this yarn, it was .99 a skein. I purchased five skeins of yarn from Walmart for my niece's sweater and they were 3.49 a skein! I went to Joann's Fabrics to get some yarn because Walmart doesn't have all the colors and I was screaming when I got there and the skeins were 4.49!!!! That is just outrageous and even with two coupons I spent 21.00 on two skeins of yarn, two appliques and some buttons. Not only is the price ridiculous, THE SKEINS ARE SMALLER!
It is sad that you can't even enjoy a hobby these days!