KNITTING GAL

August 01, 2007

Back from Vermont.....

I had such fun doing my contest. I made new friends and really missed blogging when I was away..........

I had the best knitting adventure in Vermont. It started on Saturday morning.......

We had left home on Friday and arrived around 11:30PM. I had to work until five and it takes about six hours worth of driving and stopping for dinner at our favorite Cracker Barrel in New York. So here we were on Saturday around 11:00 AM after popping in to say hey to various relatives in Rutland, wondering what to do until the party started around 4PM (My husband's cousin was celebrating a milestone birthday). And what do my wandering eyes perceive...yes a JoAnn's Fabric Store. Well what can a girl do? She must check out the yarn situation. Hubby went over to the sporting goods store and in I went to JoAnn's. At first I didn't know which way to go. They always stick the knitting goodies at the back of the store as if no one in the world knits. So I headed to the back. But from the corner of my eye I caught the shimmer of shinny yarn. I swiftly reversed my direction and honed in on the yarn. A sale display. What luck, I thought and then I thought again, probably just getting rid of stuff no one wants. I moved in closer and behold baskets filled with Paton's Pebble yarn. In Rainbow colors. I flipped and immediately scoped out a shopping cart. My heart was beating faster and I had a big grin on my face. Another shopper looked at me and must have thought I was nuts! I was! I was in the grip of Yarn Mania!!! I didn't need any new yarn my stash is bulging, I have three projects OTN's and my husband was in the next store. What did I care. I through caution to the wind and pulled the cart up close and started plunging skeins into the wagon. Slow down, slow down and let's think of what you can do with this yarn. Christmas gifts were looming in my mind. I then decided on two colors and grabbed eight skeins in red and blue. Oh did I mention that the skeins were marked down to $1.97 each. You bet I bought sixteen skeins! I manoeuvred my cart around to the back of the display and there I find Modea mohair in a most lovely peach color (camera made it look red.) with some silvery threads running through it. Yes, yes it too was $1.97 a skein. So, in went eight skeins of the peachy mohair. I was quite proud of my prowess at scoping out such a sale. So then I headed down to the official knitting section thinking perhaps I will pick up some needles that I need. Moving up and down the isles I was pleasantly surprised at their yarn selection and I looked at the needles but they didn't have the size I needed. Steering my cart to the front of the store to pay for my haul I suddenly noticed some skeins sticking out from a basket marked clearance. I casually went over not wanting to alert other shoppers and there in the clearance basket were seven skeins of Lion Brand Suede marked down to .97 cents. That's right .97 cents. And the color wasn't bad either. A grayish pewter color. Zip they went into my cart. As I mentally calculated the cost of my purchase I was pleased that it would not top $50.00. Up to the register and each skein scanned and then those Lion Brand skeins rolled up to the scanner. What, I goggled? .57 cents!! Not possible. They were reduced further. Let me tell you it was a yarn purchase like no other. I floated out the door and went to the car to wait for hubby (yes I was back before him). What a morning and it was only 11:50 AM. All that grabbing and paying took a mere twenty minutes. Yarn Nirvana, shopping extraordinaire.

The party was fun but what a shopping experience. I am still smiling as I write this. My next day was equally exciting and I will tell more in my next post. Must dash as Oliver is making away with my new goodies!

10 comments:

Alana - Knit Wit said...

What fun!!! Don't ya just love it!?! I'm heading to my LYS (75 miles away) going out of business sale again tomorrow, and I get giddy just thinking about it!!

NH Knitting Mama said...

WOO HOO! Fun!

Cindy said...

Poor Oliver was feeling left out. Congrats on the great buys.

Donna Lee said...

My local dollar store had some Lion Brand (mohair, acrylic blend) for 1$ a skein. I think I bought a bundle. The colors were bright and cheery. I am donating them to my cousin's church group. They crochet blankets for veterans and newborn babies of homeless women. I think it will be good for my karma. Looks like you made out terrific! Gotta love a sale.

Sonya said...

It makes it even better when it is even cheaper at the register. You hit on a great yarn sale.
Good for you!

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

I just love a yarn sale!! :-) Good for you.

Holly said...

Look at your goods. I missed your blogging while you were gone!

vegasangelbrat said...

Wow, what goods you have there..see you have a yarn stealer in your house too :) Gotta love em

Dianne said...

Oliver looks like such a sweetie. Who can blame him for wanting to fondle such lovely yarn?

Laurie said...

Wow- what a deal!! My Joann's NEVER has a sale like that! Glad you stocked up.