Sunday, September 30, 2007

What a Deal

So it's the last day of September and I don't have a pair of socks to show for it.

But this ought to cheer you up.

Friday night I went into Pat Catan's in Wooster to find some ribbon, and I almost had, as they say, a "falling down" in the yarn department. Along with all of the crazy novelty yarns that usually abound in such discount craft centers, they also had some small balls of 100% wool. Each contained 99 yards for $1.50, and there were fifty cent off coupons hanging on the shelf. There weren't a ton of colors, but there were enough to cause some damage. They would be perfect for felting. I tried to control myself, and then I found the stuff in the above picture. (Next to Mocha. Hi Mocha!)

It's a soft, thick & thin yarn, also 100% wool... perfect for the goat pattern from Crafty Alien. So I started one. Anyway, this yarn is better quality than the 99 yard one, it has 79 yards for $1.97... but the coupons worked for it, too. So I bought two off-whites, one tan, and one dark brown. I might start a whole herd of goats. (The needle is for scale. This goat is shown in profile, pre-felting.) I thought I showed considerable self-control, as this is all the yarn I bought. I will be back though.

Another great acquisition this weekend is this Vogue Knitting book from 1989. My aunt is a dedicated thrift shopper, and she and a friend found this for me not too long ago. I've looked through it already and it's a great resource for finishing techniques, stitch patterns, and more. Cost? 35 cents. Sweet.


MollyBeees said...

Good finds! Mocha is the cutest puppy EVER! Bentley sends his slobbery regards!

~Tonia~ said...

Yay for great deals.

KelInCal said...

A plethora of good deals AND great self-control - what more could a girl ask for? Hi Mocha! What a cutie!

Brenda said...

Oooo! I love the yarn. And the puppy!

Josef said...

That's an adorable picture. I'd recommend sending it in to Cute Overload.

But I had to do this