Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Birthday Shopping

I wasn't going to spend my birthday money, but a good sale and a discount card changed my mind.

First up, Joann's is having a sale on Kona Cottons. I'm low on solid colors so I stocked up on a few choices. Most of them are one yard cuts, a couple are one yard, plus the remnant piece.
My next stop was at my LYS, Spinning Yarns. I needed to buy yarn for a swap package and decided since I had a fully stamped discount card that gave me 20% off my purchase I would use the rest of my birthday money and treat myself to some fancy yarn. I bought two balls of Ritratto yarn by Stacy Charles. It is a mohair and rayon blend. It's super squishy and a lace weight. In the clearance bin was eight hanks of yellow Berocco Pure Pima. I figure it will make a nice tank top or shell for next summer.
I finished Mr. E's dinosaur sweater this morning. It will be part of his Halloween costume.
Aren't the buttons cute?
I'm working at another store for a few weeks. Because it is an hour drive one way to get there, I get a four day work week with three days off. I just finished my third day off and it was nice to have that much time off. I cleaned our bedroom closet, cleaned off my dresser, did the laundry and still have lots of time to play with fiber and threads and with Mr. E.

What are up to this fall?
Sweet P


JustCindy said...

Mr. E is going to be stylin'. That little sweater is just too cute.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Happy birthday shopping to you! I just fell up on the Kona sale at the Leominster Joann's today, but I was just looking for one cut and I had a 50% off coupon, so the sale didn't excite me! That yarn is just gorgeous and E's sweater is too cute! Nice job!


Bev C said...

Hello Paula,

Some beautiful fabrics and yarns. Love the jumper you made Mr E.
Happy days.

Amy Darsie said...

Oh, wow! That sweater is beyond adorable!