Monday, March 14, 2011

I cheat on yarn diets. I said it, and I feel free.

I've been remiss in sharing my latest purchases on here - too many distractions I guess! 

It's been nearly a month since I was browsing through the craft section at the Half-Price Books near my vet and happened upon several copies of Stefanie Japel's Glam Knits for $7.  Who can resist a killer deal like that?  Obviously, not this gal! 

I also have caved - TWICE - on my yarn diet.  The first time, Purl Soho's spring cleaning sale got me...but it was such an amazing deal on Imperial Stock Ranch's pencil roving, I couldn't resist.  I already have a light-grey skein, and I thought it might be cool to make some super-warm colorwork mittens for next season.  Plus, check out the free samples they included in my package!  I was thinking of using them for making some beginner entrelac swatches. 

The second time was a total fluke of an accident.  My husband and I were out running errands and the car wouldn't start - we have a '96 Saturn that tends to overheat quite easily when it's even marginally above freezing, and the only thing you can do (well, other than take it to a mechanic to get it fixed!) is give it some time to cool down.  Typically this takes at least thirty minutes, but sometimes can take up to a few hours - there are many factors that influence the amount of time you have to wait, among them are how many stops you've made previously, whether or not you were in stop and go traffic, and where the temperature gauge happened to be before you turned it off. 

At any rate, we found ourselves marooned by the Trader Joe's on Lincoln Avenue - which is also, incidentally, fairly close to Knit 1.  I thought I'd just pop in to see what's new, squish some yarn and be on my merry way....but while I was there, another customer came in and asked for the Box of Secret Sale Sock Yarn.  Uh oh! 

And that's how I came to buy this lovely skein of Trekking Pro Natura for eight bucks - now that's a steal! 

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