First things first... in case you missed it, We're still celebrating my 3-month blogging anniversary, posting the 40th post and finishing Avast, all on the same day. To share the joy, I'm giving away 2 skeins of yarn, just for leaving a comment before Wednesday on this entry. Go. Comment. Win. There's still time!
I know I promised a family post this weekend, and completely failed. That's the bad news. The good news is I have lots of yummy yarn to show you instead. Here's what happened...
Late last week, I noticed a post on the Colorado Knitters group on Ravelry advertising a Yarn! Sale! Apparently, a Denver yarn store had closed and the woman who owned it brought all of her remaining inventory to a local church, where she sold it for cheap. And boy, did she have some good stuff! Here's what came home with me:
One of these to use for knitting an Elijah. So stinking cute.
and two of these for making a second Elijah (non-Ravelry link this time). Because, did I mention? CUTE!
And one of these. I have no earthly idea what it is, but it's this really beautiful yellow-y, green-y, blue-y, glow-y stuff (Really, the picture doesn't do it justice at all). And it was $1. I know, right? Crazy.
I also got one skein of this stuff, which totally stinks. You know why it stinks? Because I needed 2. So frustrating. I emailed the nice lady with the yarn and she's checking to see if she has another one I can buy so I'm not the dork running around with one Chevalier mitten this winter. Fingers crossed.
And then I found this crazy orange and pink and tangerine colored sock yarn from Pagewood Farms. And I had to have it. I was standing there scooping up sock yarn one skein after another, and this nice girl next to me said, "So, do you knit socks, or shawls? Or something else?" And I said, because I cannot lie... "Sometimes I knit socks, but mostly I just buy sock yarn." Who can resist a color called Fruit Freeze? Not me, apparently.
And speaking of sock yarn, here's another one that the picture just doesn't do justice. It's Socks That Rock and the color is called Motley Hue. How awesome is that? It's grey, blue, copper craziness and reminds me a ton of my favorite eye shadow: Club by MAC. When one finds a skein of sock yarn that matches perfectly one's favorite eye shadow, there's really nothing to do but take it home. Trust me on this.
And finally, a skein of the softest, squishiest palest pink imaginable for making Mousie(s) (ears and tails, that is). I'm still on the hunt for the right shade of mousie grey, but this is for sure the perfect pink.
So, to recap... I scored all this yummy yarn for just less than $50. I'm so proud. Apologies for playing hooky on the family post. There's one brewing that will be up soon. Hopefully, later this week. Right after I start knitting elephants...