Oh boy, did I purchase a lot of yarn on Saturday. It was good though, because it was all on sale – and as good as that is, it was even better because I got another 20% discount on top of the sale price, as well as a not quite legal punch on my purchases card.
More details. A somewhat local yarnstore, Needlework Unlimited was having a huge sale on all sock yarn, Rowan yarns, etc. I missed the 1st email, which also offered a $20 punch on your card (the one you fill up to get a 20% discount, usually they don’t punch on sale purchases). For some reason, I missed that part of the email that said that if you bring in a print of that email, that was how you got the punch. I did, however, print out the 2nd email of the sale, that told us all that more items were being added – to the sale. The reason I printed that one out was in case the folks at the MN AK bunch hadn’t seen it.
They almost all had. But I kept the email because I had some notes on it. Yardage for projects, etc. So after the MN AK meeting (fun!) a bunch of us met at the store. I headed for the sock yarn (which I really don’t need because I just dropped a bunch of $ on an online order) – but remember this is a good sale. Picked up these sock yarns:
Then because they are closing out of their Paton’s Classic Wool I bought some for another Market Squares Bag:
That was pretty much all they had in the way of any colors left. I think it will work out just fine.
I also picked up this bunch of Rowan yarn.
I am thinking the Felted Tweed would make a nice Clapotis, and the Wool Cotton was just because. Notice how nice they look together? I love this color, and it looks very nice on me.
So when I checked out the person behind the counter saw my email and thought it was the one saying I get a $20 punch. But because I am honest I said that it wasn’t. But because I was honest I got it anyway – cool!
Back to socks! I finished the pair of socks for Linda, and started on a set for me:
I want to see if I like wearing these done with the short row heel and toe. I should, seeing that all my commercially made socks have this type of heel and toe. After I get done with the set I will be making a pair (muted colors) for my husband.
Gotta go bead and knit now.