Monday, February 19, 2007

I'm being good (and bad)

See, I'm being good! I'm knitting away on my Afghans for Afghans sock, as mentioned a few days ago on the blog. It's pretty close to being done. I've got a second one to do still, but hey, this is great progress, right? Looks good in the Paton's Merino Denim Marl, right? Pringle is looking on in approval, so all's right with the world, right?

And I'm being a good Mommy, by finishing the scarf Nick requested to go with his bulky hat. It matches perfectly, since it's the exact same yarn and all. He loves it and it turned out nice... it was fun to do cables again.

And I'm being extra goody-good goodsky, knitting and finishing a wool hat for Afghans for Afghans. They had a call out for hats in bright primary colors, and I found this Lion Brand wool "goldenrod". I'll mail it after the holiday today.
I needed all this goodness banked up, because I went shopping. And.....

Michael's was having a President's day Sale. Fancy Fur was still on sale (how could I say no?) and I Reeealllyy Needed some off-white wool. And I lost my stinkin' cable needle doing Nick's scarf. And I used my 50% off coupon for the wool, so it wasn't too bad, right? But then...

JoAnn's. My downfall. I always get suckered in by the 10% off the total purchase. It's never worth it, financially, I spent $28 and only saved $2.90 total (I saved $2.50 at Michael's, and only spent $8 something.) And I bought way too much, considering how much I ranted about stash the other day. But lookie! pretty lime cotton that will become a bag! and gorgeous wool yarn for something or another (socks yeah socks that's the ticket)! and basic black!
The black Red Heart, Fancy Fur (from above) and the bamboo handles will be a funky glam bag like I saw on Knitty Gritty. I have no explanation for the crochet hook, except it was on sale and a pretty color, and you can't have too many G hooks; and the sz 10 circulars, they were clearanced @ $.97. A bulky hat may live in my future! (More YARN!)

I'm bad. So bad. I will knit on my hubby's afghan for the next week as pennance.

1 comment:

Wanna Be Missionary said...

Nice to meet a fellow crafter with yarn! I crochet to donate to preemies, but right now I'm trying to think of something to crochet for my shoe-boxes I'll soon be packing. But the real secret is ((i dnt ever like the way my crochet turns out)) there thats out....LOL...ur knitting is beautiful! along with you cat!