04 August 2007

dangerous trip to the yarn store....

So, today, Jeff and I ran some errands and ended up in Long Grove. I love that place. There is a yarn store there, "I'd Rather Be Knitting". They were having a sale, and I shopped until I dropped. See the picture. Well, I paid $125.15 for $395.89 worth of yarn.
That includes 3 balls of a fabulous skeins of handpainted Dream in Color. It's the purpleish yarn. I'm going to make the Stitch 'n Bitch baby blanket with it for Candy's newest baby, Hope. They were a whopping $$12.57 each.
Then, 2 skeins of Manos in purple, too. They were an amazing $7.13 each.
Then again, 1 skein of a green blue mix of Big Kureyon for only $8.98.
Add to that 3 balls of Cashmerino Astrakan in a mauvey color for $4.48 each.
Add to that yet again, the pile of pink and orange. It's 425 yards of Rayon/Cotton. It's gorgeous, and it cost me $21.98.
Finally, 21 balls of Rowan Linen in a print that is too pretty to describe for an undescribable $1 a ball.

I also went to Barnes and Noble to pick up Casts Off. I'm ending this blog to settle in and read it.
whew... Then, the kitties fought over who would sit inside of the yarn bag.


obsessmuch? said...

Thanks for posting this info to the CHicago Meetup group!! I don't know if I'll make it out to the 'burbs or not, but still good info!


The Rock Chick said...

Hi Tina,

I posted a message on the chicago meetup group and i found your blog through the e-mail you sent out. I was wondering if you and your group would be interested in making some squares for the Share A Square project?

All info can be found here: http://www.thiseclecticlife.com. Just click on the "Share A Square" logo in the upper right hand corner. Shelly, the owner of that blog, is coordinating the assembly of 140+ afghans to be donated to Camp Sangunity in TX. The camp gives children with cancer and other blood disorders a rtue summer camp experience. She is about 5,000 squares short right now of this goal and I am helping her find people who crochet who might be interested in donating a square or two. (or five!)

Hope you might be able to help!

Jessica The Rock Chick