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Yes I went to JoAnns 3 times within 6 days. I think I may have a problem.
The first haul was nothing special. Some yellow cheapo stuff that was on clearance for $1 so I figured what the heck. Some green for a secret project. Some embrodiery thread that I got for 50% off so $2.50, yarn needles and the most important thing, some lady bug ribbon to go with the lady bug buttons I got last week.
For haul #2 I expected to spend like $10 as I was mostly just going to get some kid-free time. But I ended up winning a $30 gift card and used that instead! I got red I plan to make a lady bug sweater with for Yuji (in combination with that ribbon and buttons), blue to make a car sweater for Chance (using those car buttons), some other colors to make a rainbow dash scarf, a pattern book, some plastic canvas, and random bells (I plan to put them on cat amigurumi).
I am testing a legwarmer pattern which requires sock yarn and I had NONE whatsoever. So I set out to JoAnns expecting to spend $20 or so on just the yarn for that. But I was surprised to find they were having an awesome clearance and spent a total of $25 on all of this…
I am kind of upset that it didn’t show the regular prices of these on the receipt. I know that each ball was at least $5 normally but some were more. The 2 things of sock yarn were each normally $10. So this is over $100 worth of yarn that was all on clearance for $1 and $2!!! This is all wool except the Pomp A Doodle. Yuji picked out the Pomp A Doodle – she was determined to have some kind of weird yarn. I had actually been wanting some of this in white for xmas stuff… unfortunately the white was not on clearance -.- so I guess Yuji will be getting xmas leg warmers or something with this on top.
As soon as I got home I realized I was an idiot for not buying more sock yarn for Six Sock September. *facepalm* The green and pink self-patterning stuff would be perfect for socks if it were machine washable. I am not about to hand-wash socks. So really I have no idea what to do with that. Mittens? And I’m wondering if the purple and red match, and if I have enough, that I could make like a purple sweater with a red stripe, and matching socks or a purse that is red with a purple stripe. Probably not and I will end up making a purple shawl… Actually maybe I will just go with the shawl. Lately my arms keep getting cold in the evenings and I can’t knit/crochet with a blanket on my shoulders.
The sock yarn is red, white, and blue self-patterning… so obviously something for Yuji, lol. I have actually never worked with sock yarn before… and I love it! I expected using it to take a long time, with it being so tiny, but because it is so smooth, because I can throw it in my purse and knit at any free moment, and probably because it is so tiny, it goes quickly. I’ll have no problem doing six socks in September!
I’m excited to get back to knitting and crocheting today. Yesterday was just a mess of driving the family around and then taking some migraine medicine in the evening and passing out. Although I did throw the legwarmer in my purse and get a little bit done while taking Ray to work and back. I totally want a bumper sticker that says “I knit at red lights.”
Unfortunate I have a bunch of stuff to do before I can knit and crochet, so off I go to do that…