Wednesday, May 4, 2011

~ who's heard of... ~

...Fruit of the Loom yarn?  I've been crocheting for around 29 years and I've never heard of it.  On my last trip to the thrift store I bought a few small bags of yarn and this skein was included in one of the bags.  It's a 4 ounce skein of 100% acrylic.  There is a price tag on it and the price is $1.36 - the store name is Dart.  The feel is like Red Heart - I'm hoping that it will soften in the dryer (like Red Heart does) after I crochet a couple of squares with it.  :)
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12 comments:

  1. I've only every heard of their tee shirts - who knew they did yarn?! I didn't!!

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  2. When growing up in Idaho our local Ben Franklin store carried it. I haven't seen it for years.

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  3. That's a new one for me, never heard of Fruit of the Loom yarn.

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  4. Never heard of it either. Let us know how it turns out!

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  5. Never heard of it before. I hope it works up nicely for you. Have a nice evening Debi. :-)

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  6. New to me too, but I sure do love that shade of pink! And we all know how much you love your "pink" :)

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  7. Never heard of it or Dart. I love the color though.

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  8. What a fun thrift store find. I have never managed to find yarn at any thrift store here. But no, like everyone else, I haven't heard of it. :)

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  9. I got some of this yarn at (I think) a yard sale,in a bag of yarn. The color I have is a dark brown. It would be nice if I could find some more. Oh,and I have a question for you. This post made me think of this yarn I also got,and I think the name of the yarn is Jack Frost. I was wondering,if you have ever heard of it?

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  10. Thanks for the info Bev. :)

    Hi windtea - I've heard of Jack Frost - it's an older yarn that's been discontinued for awhile. You might be able to find some on Ebay. :)

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  11. I know this is an old thread, but I'll respond anyway. I got a bag of thrift store yarn that included Fruit of the Loom yarn, three skeins 'purple frosty' and one skein 'frosted red' that I would really consider more of a tangerine color. I've been working it into a lap robe/small blanket that's essentially one giant granny square, and I've not been much impressed with the yarn; not especially soft, and not as thick as the other worsted yarns I've been using. Thus, I've used 2 strands where normally one would be adequate. Because a Granny blanket grows by eight 3-dc clusters (in the corners) with every row, when approaching the end I'm finding myself having to root through my stash again when I was so sure I'd gathered up plenty of yarn the first time. Sort of appears Fruit of the Loom tried to compete with Dazzle, and couldn't. I'd never pay full price for yarn that feels like rug yarn yet, for all that, seems a little thin. The 80's was big on sweaters with crazy colors, patterns and textural variety.

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