I ended up with a nice little haul. Four hanks of chenille...about 160 yards, which is only enough for a little baby hat or something like that, but I liked the colors. Maybe a scarf, a lacy scarf type thing. Anyway, all 4 hanks for $10, the price on the label is $4.75. Going counter clockwise in the picture, I bought 4 balls of Fairhaven fingering weight yarn by brunswick: 185 yards per ball, in a blackberry color. 100% wool, total cost $8.00. I think it might make a lacy shawl or scarf. Next, I bought 4 balls of Indiecita Alpaca in a natural color50 grams per ball, 2 ply. I have no idea on the yardage! The cost was $4.50 per ball which seems good. Finally, the bargain: I uncovered a bag containing three skeins of Manos in a pretty brown color: $18 total.
I'm pleased. I have no idea what I will do with the yarn, but I'll think of something. I'm thinking about a tote bag, maybe felted, out of the Manos. A hat and mittens out of the alpaca. A lacy scarf/shawl out of the fingering weight yarn. Ideas welcome!
I also bought a copy of Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Without Tears for a couple dollars, and several old Vogue Knittings from the early 1990s: $1 each.