Friday, June 06, 2008

Announcements....

First off, thank you to the one person who actually reads my blog. Courtesy of the poll over to the right, I am certain that I am truly my biggest fan, and there is only one other soul who cares to read my random thoughts ( I know its you Heather -Thanks :)). Yet that is okay with me because I'm fulfilling a goal of mine just by putting fingers to keys and pushing publish. Yeah for me! On to the news...

Henceforth, now and for the rest of the year... all gifts received from me will be handmade. This is purely selfish and miserly of me, and somewhat agoraphobic. No I don't acutually have a fear of public places, but I don't generally care to drive or congregate in places with a lot of people. Yeah that may sound like an issue, but its not, not really. I just don't like malls specifically, never have, not even in high school. I thought "cruising" the mall was so lame. At any rate, I spend most of my money online, or in JoAnn's. I live five minutes from a mall, but I drive 15 to get to the craft store; I am home there.

So since I went to JoAnn's yesterday and found some awesome yarn deals, (when I only went in for one skein of Bernat's Handicrafter Great Value (for $7.99) which I was then going to use my 40% off coupon for (since I signed up for the mailing list) - that would be the miserly part, then I run into the big bad word: CLEARANCE. I was done for.

Lion Brand Wool .97 cents (what - 100% pure wool for .97 cents). You could've knocked me over with a feather. Lion Brand Cashmere for $1.97 (the only reason I didn't get that beautiful blue was because someone had so tangled the four balls that were left until you couldn't tell where one ended and the other began, (and I don't have a ball winder, nor the desire to try to figure out the whole mess.)) Sugar and Cream Solids for .50 cents, those were of course cleaned out, but its nice to know that they do that occassionally. There were other great buys, but I wasn't interested -well that is not entirely true- I was just trying to stay under $20.

Here is where I must say Yarn is like Crack, especially when its so cheap like that, no wonder people get addicted. Thus the reason why all gifts will be handmade - I have so much crafting stufff that before I can buy more I need to move some stuff out, thus lovely, heartfelt, custom made creations for everyone.

Its super late, and I am super tired and probably making some mistakes, so I will part company for now. Until next time....

Be Safe.

2 comments:

smariek said...

You're absolutely correct. Yarn is like crack, and knitting is a drug. You hit the jackpot at Jo-Ann. 50 cents for S&C! Wow! That beats 97 cents I found last month. I've never used Lion Wool before, but I might give it a try if I see it at that price.

geeky Heather said...

LOL!!! You caught me. =) Don't worry, though, I'm sure lots of people read your blog through blog readers. You at least had two readers for this post. ;) Thank goodness there's no JoAnn's near me...my stash diet would suffer greatly at those prices. I'm currently trying to stay away from Why Knot Knit...they're going out of business and everything is half off!