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Stash Dive: Lady Galt Yarn

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I LOVE the typography on this label.
Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
I don't know if you can see this, but half of the label is in French, and half is in English.
Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
This cost 60 cents, people!

I don't often really air out my stash, but last weekend I was looking for sock yarn I could use to replace some toes and heels on socks that are, well, a little worse for the wear.

When I first started knitting again, I used to ransack thrift stores for yarn. I didn't know enough about yarn to be choosy, but it was actually a nice way to try a lot of different yarns for very little money.

I discovered Peace Fleece that way, through a single skein in a thrift store.

Anyway, now that old habit means that I sometimes find yarn in my stash that is probably older than I am. This is one of those skeins.

From what I can tell, it was originally purchased at A. J. Freiman Ltd., a Canadian department store. I really suspect the yarn was made in Canada, since Kroy is a Canadian company, and the label is half-and-half in French.

And, get this, it only cost 60 cents for 1 oz. of sock yarn.

From the type, and the ALL CAPS, I'm going to guess this is from the 1950s or 1960s.

In any case, it's in great condition. I've been using it for a few heels and toes, and it's not stained, weird, or smelly. All good things in yarn.

Does anyone else have this yarn in their stash? Or just memories of it? Let me know!

P.S. - As I was googling around, trying to find out more about this yarn, I found this blog. It's pretty funny.