They do. All the time. They tend to give you whatever they run across. It's so nice, and it has resulted in a big big stash. But the truth is I am never going to buy the yarn I WANT because I have so much yarn I GOT.
So, New Year Resolution. Don't keep it. Swap. I'd rather have one skein of Noro than 20 skeins of stuff taking up room.
1. blue mohair - one skein. I will never use mohair i decided. Too thin.
2. Patons acrylic - 3 skeins, pastel colors on an off white background. Not my thing.
3. Gray 100% wool, a DK weight. Mid gray, a little heathery. 3 skeins, about 120 yds ea. Knits up on a 5-7. Actually looks a lot like Cascade 220. Sorry about photo of gray yarn on a taupe rug..
4. Dark Purple (eggplant) and lilac ribbon yarn - also can take a shot. Enough to make a large tank. Was frogged from a JJill top. Pardon the photo on my ugly windowsill, the colors are a little less "gray" in real life. Eggplant and kind of a vibrant midshade lighter purple.
5. Cranberry colored skeins of Philosopher's Wool. 100% wool. 3 dark, two a little lighter. I Had a big kit to make a beautiful nordic sweater. Was beyond my skills, and have used most the other yarn on other projects.
6. Light blue Patons Divine - http://www.patonsyarns.com/product.php?LGC=divine&PHPSESSID=64b3f9eeca33ce37083f4bbc772fb18b I think it's Halo Blue. 3 skeins.
7. 2 skeins of Gloucester off white cotton. Gone!
8. Burgundy colored wool boucle. 4 skeins with bands still, two used a little. Aarlan, 100% wool, but it's soft.
I'm open to suggestion - not a big fan of acrylics or sparkly, spangly things. Love deep colors and natural fibers. Anything hand dyed or variegated. Patterns, old IKs, Vogues, etc.