Posted by Miss Knotty on March 12, 2008
“…have strong wishes revolving around a Buttonhole Bag, or maybe a Booga Bag, out of something with fabulous colors. Or maybe something stashed. Because I gots me some stash to burn through before I go thinking about acquiring more. (but I still think about it.. Oh yes I do.)”
It was in the last post before the picture. Like, the post from LAST WEEK. Well, I did more than think about it this weekend.. Seriously.
I went to the PassionKnit 50% off sale. And apparently forgot that hey, I have a stash and need to knit some from it, and not to spend money because I’m moving in May.
Yeah. Baby girl Cleaned UP! In the good news category, I got DOUBLE the amount of yarn I would have gotten for my normal dollar at PassionKnit (50% off after all). In the maybe-not-so-good-news category, I bought more than I would have bought if it hadn’t been 50% off. In the good news category, I didn’t completely blow my budget. In the maybe-not-so-good-news category, I spent my entire yarn allowance for the next couple of months. To add insult to injury, I also went to The Shabby Sheep on Sunday and bought 4 balls of Misti Alpaca Lace baby Alpaca for my Gypsy Shawl (Cyndi McCorsely, Knit & Style April 2008), coming this summer for the actual interesting knitblogging purposes (Hey! I can be interesting! Stop laughing, I can too!), but my total there was mercifully less.
In the good news category, I did some great stash enhancement (that can also be in the maybe-not-so-good-news category):
3 Balls of Noro Silk Garden chunky
2 Balls of Noro Kureyon (I’m going to find a third and do the long-desired felted bag)
2 balls of Mirasol Hacho For strategic sock purposes
2 balls of Shibuiknits Sock For other strategic sock purposes
3 balls of Classic Elite Alpaca Sox (I’m going to do a shawl) Don’t know what shawl yet, but I have a plan.
A Candace Eisner-Strick Merging Colors Scarf kit (I’m going to do the CES scarf from the Summer 2007 Interweave Knits. Beeeaaauuutttiiifffuuulll!
2 artfelt kits (to make FABULOUS BAGS!) … or something. I couldn’t decide which color I liked better, so I bought both. But they were BOGO, right?
In the ‘I need to stop spending money on yarn and focus on something meaningful and important’ category, I’ve had 2 pairs of shoes break. In 2 days. Seriously. Girlfriend needs some new work shoes. Guess who hates shopping for shoes? Like, hates it? You guessed! Very clever. In any case, Amber at work has a cavalcade of absolutely darling flats that I have the strong love for, so I’m going to go stock up. Whooppiiieee.
I know, I’m not into shoes, not into clothes, not into ‘bling’ (except beads in knitting. I love that), not into fancy cars, or fancy addresses…. Am I even a girl? I am a girl. I am a girly girl. In my way. I’m just not terribly materialistic, unless you count my yarn and knitting accoutrements.
I’m off to the salt mines. See you lot later! :)