Thursday, March 31, 2011

I Went, I Saw, I Bought

As I mentioned yesterday, my LYS had a Ravelry Carnival last night complete with food and sales...

I did go with the intention of looking for some yarn for a secret project I have in the works.  It is still in the planning stages, and you won't be seeing it until it is all finished. I found the perfect yarn for the project and bought all they had (nine skeins), and I got if for thirty percent off.  Score!



That purchase earned me a $25.00 off coupon in their loyalty program.  I thought, "Great!" and put it in my purse and continued knitting and visiting with people.  Then, I was reminded that I had to use it in thirty days...and things were on sale tonight...

I thought for a long time.

I looked at their selection of Madelinetosh yarns.  It was pretty picked over by that point, as it was flying off the shelves during this little party.  I was sitting right near it; so, I was watching the proceedings up to this point.  I settled on a skein of Tosh Sock in Betty Drapers Blue.  I don't know if I have any blue socks, or I could always make a shawl...



A friend just found out that she is having a baby at the end of November.  I have yarn in my stash to make something for the baby, but I also wanted to make something for baby number one who will be two in December.  I looked at my Ravelry stash on my phone and couldn't come up with enough yarn in one color to make something for Big Sister. 



I got the sock yarn and three skeins of the pink baby yarn for $2.23 after my coupon - they were discounted per the sale price too.

So, while I broke my Cold Sheep before my planned date - (because I couldn't wait for nine more days, apparently) - it could have been worse my friends...it could have been worse...

I stayed up pretty late last night knitting after I got home from the party.  I think I may be finished with both the sweater and the socks by late tonight, but I know the seaming and end weaving won't be done; so, y'all probably won't get to see them tomorrow.

Sorry.

MK out.

2 comments:

Always Alice said...

One little slip off the wagon isn't bad.....and besides it was on SALE!!!

Nikki said...

You absolutely stole your yarn! I love Madeleine Tosh - would have been awful to leave without any of her yarn. And I love the socks that you are knitting- yesterday's blog.