Friday, July 22, 2011

New yarn

Since MDSW, I've been very good. I haven't bought any new yarn. That is, until last week.

I actually bought yarn 3 times last week, but, in my defense, they were all really good deals.

First, I bought some yarn from work. This Patons Classic Wool (cognac heather) has been on clearance for $2.99 for several months now. Finally, on Monday it was 49 cents! I bought all that was left, which was 7 skeins.  Not enough for an adult sweater, but definitely enough for something smaller (like a baby blanket :)

At the same time, I scooped up the remaining 2 skeins of Patons Stretch Socks, one in Sugar and one in Plum, again for 49 cents.  I have a pink pair of socks already, but I might need a purple pair to add to my rotation.

Then, in a good internet deal, I got these 3 skeins of sock yarn for $4 each. They each have 310 yards, so they should make a large adult pair, plus a couple of little pairs. I got them from the dyepot in case you want to check them out.

Again from work, I bought 2 skeins of Sugar 'N Cream for 59 cents each.

I've already put them to good use and made 2 swiffer covers. This is the smaller one, so it took less than a ball of yarn (the above pic shows the leftovers).

The second swiffer is bigger, and the first cover I made for it was too small, so this one is gi-normous. It used up a whole ball, plus leftovers from 2 other balls.

This way, even it shrinks, there will still be plenty of room.

So there we have it, my yarn purchases for the last 70 days. Not too bad!

1 comment:

Lynn said...

IMPRESSIVE!!! What great deals on yarn! Did you get the Patons from Michaels? I heard they were clearancing out some yarn. And that internet sock yarn is luscious!