Then this month I got a flyer saying they had new discounted yarn and I couldn't wait to go see if they had anything new. It turned out they did. Quite a bit of Ella Rae Amity and Palermo, some more various Arucania, and a ton of sock yarn.
Being me, of course, I went for the sock yarn. I got 4 skeins of Fibranatura Yummy, which of course I've never heard of before. Unlike when I bought the Sportlace, (a yarn that felts eagerly and should pretty much never be used for socks) this time I headed to Ravelry before I made my purchase (Thank goodness for smart phones.) and learned that it was a decent, hard-wearing sport weight yarn and that I should indeed buy the whole lot of it at 55% off. In fact the only complaint on Ravelry seemed to be that it was "rough" which, at least in the skein, I disagree with. But we'll see how it knits up. Of course I got enough to make a garment with: 1480 yards, actually.
I picked up a few pairs of straights while I was there, since they had 3 pairs for $2.
|Checkered stuff on top?|
Totally a pair of pants.
Finally, at the thrift shop I hit the mother lode of project bags.
|They're all home-made drawstring bags, aside from the striped one which is from Old Navy.|
We also picked up a birdhouse at Tuesday Morning, and spent the afternoon painting it.
|In retrospect, letting a two-year-old play with paint on my bed was a bad idea.|
I'm about to go and cast on my lovely new pink stripey socks. ^_^