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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Yea for Sales!

There's nothing I love more than a good sale -- especially when it's yarn that's on sale. So yesterday, while Chandra and I were sipping coffee at our new favorite cafe (any place that has a thing called a Strawberry Cheesecake Mocha is just fine by me) and doing a little knitting (I finished the first of many ribbed hats from One-Skein Wonders), I remembered that Hobby Lobby was having a sale on its Yarn Bee yarn -- everything was 50% off. That, of course, meant that, after finishing our yummy drinks, we had to run right over to Hobby Lobby.

I was especially excited about the sale because of Chandra's baby sweater. When Chandra first found out that she had a little bun in the oven, she started working on a baby sweater in a soft, gorgeous yarn in a soft gray-ish color. It's beautiful -- and I've been drooling over the yarn ever since. This yarn, it turns out, is a Yarn Bee yarn -- Soft Delights Baby, I believe it's called -- so I was excited to run out and buy some for myself. And I was even more excited to run out and buy some for myself at 50% off!

The only problem was choosing a color. Chandra and I stood there (trying to avoid the people who were, for some reason, doing inventory in the middle of the day...in the middle of the yarn aisles...in the middle of a big sale) for ages, trying to decide. Eventually, she went with a pretty minty greenish (though she left really frustrated that she won't find out if she's having a boy or a girl for a few more weeks -- and she decided against my "just get one for each" suggestion), and I went with a stunning deep purpley-blue. Since the yarn has an incredible 377 yards per skein (!!), we figured three skeins would do just fine for a sweater -- and that put us back a whole $8. Could I pass that up? Heck no! In fact, there's a chance that I may run out and get more before the sale ends (especially since you can make a baby sweater out of one skein -- with a ton left over).

While I was dreaming about my new yarn last night, I decided on a pattern. I may need to finagle a bit to get the right gauge, but I'm hoping it'll work. Sure, I have no idea when I'll actually get around to starting it (considering I already have another sweater on the needles, as well as another one that I'm thinking about), but I'm excited to work with the yarn. It's like buttah.


Blogger Karen said...

Uh-oh! You just had to say "50% off" didn't you!? I have a sweater, slippers and a scarf on the needles. I just ordered sock yarn. I have Lion and Lamb waiting to be made into Clapotis... But now that it's cold I am dying to make a Log Cabin afghan! Doggone it. Now I have to go to Hobby Lobby. Tell me not to go.

11:23 PM

Blogger Jennifer said...

The deep purpley-blue sounds fabulous - sounds like you should post a little yarn pr0n to show it off! : )

8:30 AM

Anonymous ruth said...

Sounds like you scored a great bargain. Do we get to see pictures? Welcome back to the blogosphere by the way, we missed you.

9:54 AM


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