Monday, September 26, 2011

going postal

a couple extra yards for sewing

Saturday morning I wrapped the squares for Janel and brought them to the Post Office to send them on their way. I stacked the four squares, one on top of the other, to create a small light parcel 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" x 0.75". Wrapped like this, as a small "parcel", the cost to post to North Carolina was over $20. That's crazy!

So I took them back home and rewrapped them in 2 piles of 2 squares. The new parcel, now 6.5" x 12.5" x 0.4", was classed as an "oversize letter" and the amended cost to post was $2.06. Away it went! And that's also crazy, in my opinion!

When I've had time to knit this weekend, I've spent it on these mitred squares. Those are the next things I want to get into the mail. Can't wait to see the cost for shipping these to South Africa! I had a couple of hours of knitting time last night when Gavin and I sat down to watch Bridesmaids. It started a bit slow but pretty soon it was completely hilarious. Melissa McCarthy was particularly funny. We were still laughing over it hours later. In fact, we're kind of sorry we rented it instead of buying it outright. It's one of those movies we could watch over and over and over again. There's a day or two left on the rental; we'll probably watch it again tonight. And I'll be knitting still another mitred square.


Delusional Knitter said...

Postage is getting ridiculous now-a-days. I think they are compensating for the lost postage to all the things done online now.

MarkWWNB said...

Loved the movie too and we will be buying it. As for Canada Post, you just got to think of your interactions with them as a game and keep trying until you win. Like you did. Keep on knitting!

Angela said...

Totally agree about Bridesmaids! I'd never heard of Melissa McCarthy before the movie. She'll be on Saturday Night Live this weekend!

CrochetBlogger said...

It's definitely tough to figure out the best way to package items to get good postage rates. I always have trouble with that!