Saturday, July 9, 2011

but it was on sale...


I gave myself a stern talking to before Shirley and I went to the store closing sale of the Knitting Basket - no impulse buys, maybe some sock yarn in solid colours and maybe a couple of patterns, nothing more. But when I saw two Alice Starmore books at 50% off, I had to get them. Then I saw Nancy Bush's Folk Knitting in Estonia. I LOVE Nancy Bush's patterns - they're so interesting and well-written. Had to get that too!

I did stick to the plan as far as the yarn went: four 100 gram balls of On Your Toes sock yarn and four 50 gram balls of Sisu. I think I can combine these in colourwork patterns with some of the sock yarn scraps in my stash. Well, whenever I catch up on all the socks I'm already knitting, that is.

The store closes at the end of the July, so it's possible there'll be deeper discounts in the coming days, but I'm not sure I should go again. Do I really need more yarn?

5 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

It would be a shame to walk by deals like those! It's a good thing I don't know where that store is!

Dee said...

What is Sisu? Looks interesting.

With your discount, you got a good deal on the books!

Delusional Knitter said...

When the yarn store near me moved they had a big sale and I spent over $100 on yarn, great discounted yarn, but its still sitting on my shelf, LOL! Great books you found!!

WildflowerWool said...

Of course you couldn't leave those deals behind!

Magical Jane said...

yes